Death of A Nightingale

Death of A Nightingale

Large Print - 2013
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Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been arrested for murdering her Danish fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagen's police headquarters. It isn't the first time Natasha has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was also murdered, three years earlier in Kiev, and in the same manner, his hands broken. At the same time, someone tries to abduct Natasha's eight-year-old daughter from the Red Cross center that has been caring for her while her mother, an illegal immigrant, was in jail. Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha's case for several years now, since Natasha first took refuge at a crisis center where Nina works. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive Danish fiancé more than once, just can't see the young Ukrainian mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natasha's daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she doesn't know about this woman and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934.
Publisher: Thorndike, Maine Center Point Large Print, 2013
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781611739107
1611739101
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Characteristics: 447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
Language Note: Translated from the Danish

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maipenrai
Dec 10, 2016

(The third book in the Nina Borg Mystery series)

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Eil_1
Jul 02, 2016

A background story that takes place in the late 1930's about two sisters and their family. The main story follows Nina, Natasha and her daughter in modern-day Belgium. The plot is an intricate one, with the two stories converging close to the end of the book. I thought "The Boy in the Suitcase" was much better than this one.

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DeirdreJane
Mar 12, 2015

Good

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nannerl
May 18, 2014

Very good mystery, well written and surprise ending.

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ndexter
Jan 30, 2014

Creative telling of three events/tales ocurring at different time frames, but later relate and seamlessly transition into one intriguing read. Also, included is some insight into Russia's cuture, environment, and people during the Stalin era.

ChristchurchLib Jan 13, 2014

"In this third entry of a bestselling Danish series, nurse Nina Borg continues to do good, protecting the young daughter of imprisoned Ukrainian refugee Natasha Doroshenko after a kidnapping attempt. She's also looking into Natasha's past, especially after Natasha escapes police custody and is suspected of killing her fiancé. Interwoven with this story of a desperate mother on the lam is that of two sisters starving through a grim childhood in Stalinist Ukraine. What connects them all isn't immediately clear but eventually provides a satisfyingly twisty resolution for the two different threads of this dark, chilly thriller." Thrillers and Suspense January 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/9d1abd28-fe56-4c29-b409-8b56b44bb8d0?postId=0cd57d31-6760-4fa5-bcc9-d2d17c5ffb41

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