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Agnete Friis


Agnete Friis

Agnete Friis has co-authored four novels in the award-winning New York Times bestselling Nina Borg series: THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, INVISIBLE MURDER, DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE and THE CONSIDERATE KILLER. She lives in Copenhagen. WHAT MY BODY REMEMBERS was her solo debut.

Agnete Friis

Books by Agnete Friis

written by Agnete Friis, translated by Sinéad Quirke Køngerskov - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Jacob, a middle-aged architect living in Copenhagen, is in the alcohol-soaked throes of a bitter divorce when he receives an unexpected call from his great-uncle Anton. In his 90s and still living with his brother on their rural Jutland farm --- a place Jacob hasn’t visited since the summer of 1978 --- Anton remains haunted by a single question: What happened to Ellen? To find out, Jacob must return to the farm and confront what took place that summer --- one defined by his teenage obsession with Ellen, a beautiful young hippie from the local commune, and the unsolved disappearance of a local girl. In revisiting old friends and rivals, Jacob discovers the tragedies that have haunted him for over 40 years were not what they seemed.

written by Agnete Friis, translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen - Fiction, Mystery

Ella Nygaard 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 does. 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 that her son, Alex, has been taken from her by the state and placed with a foster family. Desperate not to lose him, Ella kidnaps Alex and flees to the seaside town in northern Denmark where she was born. But being there forces Ella to confront the demons of her childhood --- the monsters her memory has tried so hard to obscure.

written by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, translated by Elisabeth Dyssegaard - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

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.

written by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis, translated from the Danish by Elisabeth Dyssegaard - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg has been following Natasha Doroshenko's case for years now. Nina, who had tried to help Natasha leave her abusive Danish fiancé more than once, 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 didn't know about this woman and her past.

by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis - Fiction, Mystery

In this follow-up to THE BOY IN THE SUITCASE, Danish Red Cross nurse Nina Borg doesn’t realize she is putting life and family on the line when she tries to treat a group of sick Hungarian gypsies who are living illegally in a Copenhagen garage. Nina has unwittingly thrown herself into a deadly nest of the unscrupulous and the desperate, and what is at stake is much more terrifying than anyone had realized.

by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis - Fiction, Mystery

When her estranged friend Karin leaves her with a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Red Cross nurse Nina Borg makes a shocking discovery. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the locker is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.