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The Considerate Killer (A Nina Borg Novel) (utgåvan 2017)

av Lene Kaaberbol (Författare), Elisabeth Dyssegaard (Översättare)

Serier: Nina Borg (4)

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On her way home from the shops, Nina Borg is attacked. Dazed and half-conscious, she hears her assailant ask for 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 a Red Cross nurse, Nina typically finds herself fighting for others' lives, not her own. For the first time, she's the primary target of a hit, and it slowly dawns on her that this case is connected to a surprising and dangerous friendship among three young men from Manila. The Nina Borg series continues with fast-paced, gripping adventures.… (mer)
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Titel:The Considerate Killer (A Nina Borg Novel)
Författare:Lene Kaaberbol (Författare)
Andra författare:Elisabeth Dyssegaard (Översättare)
Info:Soho Crime (2017), Edition: Reprint, 336 pages
Samlingar:Ditt bibliotek
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Taggar:mystery

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Not horrible, but... not a really worthwhile read. You can pretty much figure out the entire story in the first ten pages even though the entire thing is fairly disjointed and tenuous. None of the characters are particularly enjoyable, and one way or another all failing at life. I can’t think of any part of the story that I actually liked. Oh, and if you didn’t figure out the story in the first ten pages, and then piece it together in real time as you read the book, they do summarize it in the last few pages lest somehow you totally lost interest by that point and the plot. ( )
  Picathartes | Jan 30, 2021 |
1.5 stars, rounded up.

This is the fourth book in the Nina Borg series, and each one is more far-fetched than the previous. In this one, the antagonist in the title is neither considerate nor a killer.

The plot, such as it is, is unbelievable. Red Cross nurse Nina Borg, in Manila with her husband, who is on a working vacation, helps with the disaster of an apartment building explosion. Terrorism? Who knows? But the building owner, a paranoid Filipino playboy, decides that Nina, now back home in Denmark several months later, knows something about the explosion and needs to be eliminated. As I said, far-fetched.

There were two factors that kept me listening to this one. The first was learning more about Nina's history and how it is revealing itself in how she reacts to certain situations. That was the one part that made this interesting; it definitely wasn't the story. The second was that more than half the book was set in the Philippines. I lived there for four years in the late 80s, my wife is Filipino, and I love that country and its people. The culture is amazing, strange as it is to most Americans, and even though the narration was bad (more about that below), it was a pleasant surprise to "return" to Manila.

As for the narration, it was simply bad. Katherine Kellgren chooses the worst accents for the characters, and they sound nothing like the should. Nina's mother sounds like she's from England, Vadim (a Filipino) sounds like he's from Russia, and Vincent (another Filipino) sounds like he's from India. Her narration really took away from the story, and I'll be hard-pressed to listen to another book by her. ( )
  ssimon2000 | May 7, 2018 |
I've enjoyed this series from its inception. Nina Borg is a Red Cross nurse with serious flaws-- the origin of which become crystal clear in The Considerate Killer. Anyone in need always comes before her husband and children, and her husband is understandably sick of it. In this fourth book, however, Nina is the one who needs help. She has suffered serious injuries that may affect her for the rest of her life.

There are various points of view throughout the book which help to clarify the story. We hear from Nina, from Søren who comes to her aid, and from three young men that Nina met while in the Philippines. In part The Considerate Killer is the character study of a weak young man and the depths to which his weakness takes him. Although I did enjoy the sections taking place in the Philippines, I did miss the focus being on Nina because she is such a strong, vivid character.

Since the "who" part of the mystery is answered very early on, it's the "why" that becomes the primary question. That... and the question readers have asked themselves many times: Has Nina finally learned to stop trying to save the world?

Nina is the heart and soul of this series. Seldom do readers get to know a character who so wholeheartedly-- and blindly-- throws herself into the role of White Knight, constantly battling to do right, unceasing in her fight to give a voice to the powerless. Yes, the stories are excellent, but Nina is the reason I recommend this series-- and to fully understand her, I suggest you begin at the beginning with The Boy in the Suitcase. ( )
  cathyskye | Mar 1, 2016 |
I read this book as an electronic advance reading copy provided by Edelweiss, and I have submitted my comments to the publisher via that web site.

This book, the latest (and final?) installment in the series featuring Nina Borg, is my least favorite. I liked it, but I did not love it enough to rave about it, which is how I feel about its three predecessors. Those books were rich and complex and painted a vivid picture of difficult and disparate worlds (human trafficking in Poland, Roma people in Hungary, Ukraine under Stalin).

This latest book is set in the Philippines, but I did not feel the sense of place that the other books gave me. The story is relatively uncomplicated and not that interesting. The anti hero is a reluctant killer or an incompetent killer rather than a "considerate" one, and the reader will feel no compassion for this weak willed individual. Nina Borg is wonderful as ever--as is Soren--but her strength, intelligence, and tenacity are evident in just a few scenes.

It does feel like the series is winding down, which is unfortunate. Recommended for all libraries. ( )
  librarianarpita | Oct 6, 2015 |
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On her way home from the shops, Nina Borg is attacked. Dazed and half-conscious, she hears her assailant ask for 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 a Red Cross nurse, Nina typically finds herself fighting for others' lives, not her own. For the first time, she's the primary target of a hit, and it slowly dawns on her that this case is connected to a surprising and dangerous friendship among three young men from Manila. The Nina Borg series continues with fast-paced, gripping adventures.

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