Happy Saturday book lovers!
Delighted to share with you today my review for this dark and compelling read! Many thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the blog tour! 🇮🇸
Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her
son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland.
Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial misconduct after the banking crash, and Sonja refuses to see
her. And that’s not all … Agla owes money to some extremely powerful men, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it
With her former nemesis, customs officer Bragi on her side, Sonja puts her own plan into motion, to bring down the
drug barons and her scheming ex-husband, and get Tomas back safely. But things aren’t as straightforward as
they seem, and Sonja finds herself caught in the centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…
Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Trap is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.
This was a dark, intriguing, fast-paced story….
This is the second book in this series and unfortunately I did not read the first book and I think I missed out on quite a bit, so I would strongly encourage you to read the first book before picking this one up! Also the Icelandic language is quite complex, I am sure I was pronouncing everything completely wrong! I mean the authors name alone has me stumped! cannot imagine having to learn to spell that in kindergarten, my last name has a mere four letters! In spite of all this I found the story to be quite compelling, It’s certainly move at a quick pace, and left me wanting more!
Sonia had escaped her criminal life in Iceland and move to Florida, but after her son Thomas is kidnapped she must return… there is a lot going on in Iceland, a drug ring, and a lot of financial shenanigans that really quite honestly flew over my head… throw in an evil ex-husband, a jealous exgirlfriend, a lovable customs agent, short chapters, and you will be flying through these pages!
This was a very smooth read and is more than likely due to the translation, so major kudos to the translator… this is a pretty vague review, but I don’t want to give anything away… also with few exceptions I found most of the characters quite unlikable, although I have to say Sonya’s son Thomas really stole the show!
Recommend to those who have read the first book in the series, I truly think I would’ve had a richer experience had I done so myself!
Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranes in 1972 and raised in
Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime
novels, with Snare, the first in a new series, hitting bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights have
been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.
For more information about TRAP or to arrange an interview with Lilja, please contact : Karen Sullivan:
Karen@orendabooks.co.uk, 07702 628 230 or Sophie Goodfellow: SophieG@fmcm.co.uk, 07719 007146
Thank you for dropping by! Berit☀️✨