Agnete Friis

  • From New York Times bestselling author Agnete Friis comes the chilling story of a young mother who will do whatever it takes to protect her son Ella Nygaard, 27, has been a ward of the state since she was seven years old, the night her father murdered her mother. She doesn’t remember anything about that night or her childhood before it--but her body remembers. The PTSD-induced panic attacks she now suffers incapacitate her for hours at a time, sometimes days. After one particularly bad episode lands Ella in a psych ward, she discovers her son, Alex, has been taken from her by the state and placed with a foster family. Desperate not to lose her son, Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to the seaside town in northern Denmark where she was born. Her grandmother’s abandoned house is in grave disrepair, but she can live there for free until she can figure out how to convince social services that despite everything, she is the best parent for her child. But being back in the small town forces Ella to confront the demons of her childhood--the monsters her memory has tried so hard to obscure. What really happened that night her mother died? Was her grandmother right--was Ella’s father unjustly convicted? What other secrets were her parents hiding from each other? If Ella can start to remember, maybe her scars will begin to heal--or maybe the truth will put her in even greater danger.

  • Nina accueille des sans-papiers à la Croix-Rouge de Furesø, au Danemark. Une activité dans laquelle elle s´investit corps et âme, au point de délaisser parfois sa propre famille.

    Un jour, son amie Karin la supplie d´aller chercher pour elle une valise en consigne à la gare de Copenhague. Nina s´exécute, bien loin d´imaginer ce qu´elle s´apprête à découvrir à l´intérieur : un enfant, drogué, le pouls très faible, mais vivant ! Quelques minutes plus tard, elle aperçoit un homme patibulaire devant le casier qu´elle a vidé, visiblement très en colère... Nina s´enfuit alors avec le petit garçon et se rend chez Karin pour lui demander des explications. Trop tard. Son amie a été assassinée. Nina comprend alors qu´elle a mis le doigt dans un engrenage mortel...

  • Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help--even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
    Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.

  • The second installment in the bestselling Danish crime series starring Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, following Fall 2011's New York Timesbestselling The Boy in the Suitcase In the ruins of an abandoned Soviet military hospital in northern Hungary, two impoverished Roma boys are scavenging for old supplies or weapons to sell on the black market when they stumble upon something more valuable than they ever could have anticipated. The resulting chain of events threatens to blow the lives of a frightening number of people.
    Meanwhile, in Denmark, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg puts her life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of Hungarian Gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. What are they hiding, and what is making them so sick? Nina is about to learn how high the stakes are among the desperate and the deadly.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • From the Nordic noir duo who brought you The New York Times bestseller The Boy in the Suitcase comes a chilling new thriller with a mystery seventy-years in the making.
    Nina. Natasha. Olga. Three women united by one terrifying secret. But only one of them has killed to keep it.
    Natasha Doroshenko, a Ukrainian woman who has been convicted for the attempted murder of her Danish ex-fiancé, escapes police custody on her way to an interrogation in Copenhagens police headquarters. That same night, the ex-fiancés frozen, tortured body is found in a car. It isnt the first time the young Ukrainian woman has lost a partner to violent ends: her first husband was murdered three years earlier in Kiev in the same manner.
    Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has followed Natashas case for years now, ever since Natasha first took refuge at her crisis center. Nina just cant see the young mother as a vicious killer. But in her effort to protect Natashas daughter and discover the truth, Nina realizes there is much she didnt know about Natasha and her past. The mystery has long and bloody roots, going back to a terrible famine that devastated Stalinist Ukraine in 1934, when a ten-year-old girl with the voice of a nightingale sang her family into shallow graves.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • The thrilling final installment of the New York Times bestselling Nina Borg series set in Denmark In an attempt to save their marriage, Nina Borg and her husband traveled to a beach resort in the Philippines for a dream vacation. Only now, six months later, does Nina begin to understand the devastating repercussions of that trip--repercussions that have followed her home across the globe to Denmark. On an icy winter day, she is attacked outside the grocery store. The last thing she hears before losing consciousness is her assailant asking her forgiveness. Only later does she understand that this isn’t for what he’s just done, but for what he plans to do to. As Nina tries to trace the origin of sinister messages she’s received, she realizes the attempt on her life must be linked to events in Manila, and to three young men whose dangerous friendship started in medical school. Time and circumstance have forced them to make impossible choices that have cost human lives. It’s a long way from Viborg to Manila, and yet Nina and her pursuer face the same dilemma: How far will they go to save themselves? From the Hardcover edition.

  • Dans les ruines d'un ancien hôpital militaire situé dans le nord de la Hongrie, deux jeunes garçons, Pitkin et Tamás, se mettent en quête de matériel médical et d'armes qu'ils pourront revendre, histoire de se faire un peu d'argent et d'améliorer leur quotidien. Or ce qu'ils y trouvent dépasse de loin toutes leurs espérances. La chance de leur vie ? Pas si sûr... Cette découverte déclenche bientôt des réactions en chaîne jusqu'au Danemark et menace de faire voler en éclats de nombreuses vies, dont celle d'une infi rmière de la Croix-Rouge, Nina Borg.