Trap by Lilja Sigurdardóttir
Source: Orenda Books
About The Book
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 back.
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.
A nail bitting mystery that will make your heart pump faster than ever, because you will not be a simple reader in the story, you will feel the fear, the sweat and adrenaline beating in your own body since the first page!
First of all, this is the second part of the Reykjavik Noir series, and is so good that I highly recommend you to start from the beginning, in addition, have you seen the amazing cover? So related but subtile at the same time!
We will start the story with Sonya, that has to return home after trying to escape from her “business” with her loved son, sadly her husband finds her and returns with her at home and back to work again… But Sonya is a “polar bear” (as she describes herself) and even if it seems that life has thrown away with the worst turns in her life, she is brave enough to continue fighting for her son’s life and their freedom.
I will not have any nice word for Adam, Sonya’s ex-husband, he hates her so much that is capable of hurting their son to make Sonya do his will, I still don’t know why she married him or how she could be so civilised near him.
Agla seems the must grey character in the story, we don’t know for sure whose side she is, only that she really loves Sonya and tries to help her as much as she can, even if she doesn’t know much of what’s happening to her!
I really don’t want to advance any part of the plot, is really a turn page story and full of surprises and complicated characters that makes you wonder who will trust Sonya, because none of them really care about her, simply the money and staying alive. So, if the last book was complicated, be prepared because this one will take you to the next level!
As you can read I am a big fan of this series; is original, very well written and full of twists that will leave the reader totally engaged from the first page, a must read!
About The Author
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.