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The Nurse - Inside Denmark's Most Sensational Criminal Trial

Written by: Kristian Corfixen,Lindy Falk van Rooyen - translator
Narrated by: Colin Mace
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In the early hours of March 2015, the police receive a call from a nurse at a provincial Danish hospital. She suspects her colleague is deliberately killing patients and fears that it has just happened again.

Soon, several witnesses reveal that they too suspect the same nurse of poisoning patients; some have been harbouring their suspicion for years... so why has no one done anything about it before? And now that those patients’ bodies have long been cremated, where is the evidence?

To this day, the nurse, Christina Aistrup Hansen, maintains her innocence. Is this an example of small-town gossip snowballing out of control, or a sinister case of serial sociopathic harm?

In this award-winning, best-selling account, Danish journalist Kristian Corfixen reconstructs the fateful night shift in 2015 when three patients die under mysterious circumstances, setting in motion one of Denmark’s most sensational criminal trials.

With thorough research and extensive source material – including medical records, autopsy reports, text and email correspondence, and police reports – Corfixen tells the true story of the events. The book includes testimonies from key players in the case, including the convicted nurse, Hansen, and the key witness, both of whom are speaking publicly about the case for the first time.

A compelling and deeply disturbing case that will thrill true crime fans, and those hooked on Netflix’s The Good Nurse starring Eddie Redmayne.

Kristian Corfixen is a Danish journalist. The Nurse (Sygeplejersken 2019), won critical acclaim and several awards while also raising debate about the rigorous vetting of caretakers, and the role of indicative evidence in criminal courts.

©2022 SAGA Egmont (P)2022 SAGA Egmont

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  • Lasse Korsemann Horne
  • 25-10-22

Extremely exciting, well-written and very frightening

But it isn’t fiction. It’s a true story - and that makes it all so much scarier!

This gripping and documentary account of a tragic series of murders in a hospital is a disturbing insight into an unbelievable case of a murder who used her profession to arbitrarily determine the life an death of unsuspecting patients.

The book is incredibly well-written. The language is fluent. The story is brilliantly presented to keep the suspense up, while in no way turning into “sensational journalism”. The book is well-researched - the perpetrator herself also had her say in the book, so that you can get a “good” impression of this person too.

Often I was simply stunned by this story - and shaken as well.

The author has succeeded in creating a deeply harrowing portrait of a murderess whose abysses are difficult to digest - but, is she guilty? Should she be convicted? The questions keep ruminating after this great read.

For all true crime readers: it’s a must read!

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  • amberannie
  • 25-01-23

Interesting

Very well read, great narration. Just the right amount of detail to a very interesting and horrific crime, well worth listening to.

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  • Staupe
  • 07-01-23

Don't go to Denmark!

Or you could end up in a hospital and if you get killed by a crazy nurse not much will happen. The killer in this book is one of the most narcissistic killers I have ever heard about and its unbelievable to realise she will be released soon and able to utter the nonsense she is innocent as a free person.

Where I a Dane, I would feel so ashamed about how the legal system works in Denmark and even more how the healthcare system reacts to a killing nurse. Glad I am not a Dane, won't go there after listening to this..

Good story though

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  • 18-11-22

Absolutely brilliant!💯👏🏽 narration OUTSTANDING 👏🏽👏🏽

Having been a nurse I know that she is truly GUILTY!💯 I feel so sorry for her parents and especially for penilla😞 i can only imagine how hard it is for her with other nurses being nasty to her. Nurses can be bitches. Christina should get LIFE and it mean life!! She is EVIL, no doubt about it. This isn’t normal what all happened on her shifts. She has so many signs of lots of mental problems. She should never be allowed to have her daughter on her own ever again either. She is 100% a MURDERER! Thank god she doesn’t want to ever do nursing 🙏🏽 She thinks she was superwoman on the ward and there are lots like her. There should be way more checks before allowed to get into nursing, its way too easy. It was NOT gossip, it was way more than that for SURE!! Christina would be better in a prostitution than a hospital!! She should consider that line of work as this time she will get paid instead of working for free🤔 she sounds evil and vile!!💯💯💯 brilliant book, brilliant narration! Thank you all involved. Highly recommend!💯💯💯👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽❤️❤️xx

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 26-10-22

Fascinating in-depth Scandi true crime

Despite all the brilliant crime fiction coming out of Denmark and Scandinavia as a whole, I’m guilty of thinking of these countries as being very peaceful and non-dramatic in real life. This story put those assumptions to shame though. This true story of a nurse who may or may not have killed her patients, sent shockwaves through Denmark and I can see why. It’s truly terrifying to think that your family members could be at risk in the place where they should feel the safest.

The author’s research seems super thorough and as a reader you really feel part of the investigation – the perfect true crime vibe.

The narrator does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. Would highly recommend to anyone who like Scandi Noir and the true crime genre!