A masterful conclusion to the award-winning, critically acclaimed Reykjavík Noir trilogy, as drug-smuggling, financial crime, political intrigue, love, murder and betrayal come together.
The prison doors slam shut behind Agla, when her sentence for financial misconduct ends, but her lover Sonja is not there to meet her.
As a group of foreign businessmen tries to draw Agla into an ingenious fraud that stretches from Iceland around the world, Agla and her former nemesis María find the stakes being raised at a terrifying speed. Ruthless entrepreneur Ingimar will stop at nothing to protect his empire, but he has no idea about the powder keg he is sitting in his own home. And at the same time, a deadly threat to Sonja and her family brings her from London back to Iceland, where she needs to settle scores with longstanding adversaries if she wants to stay alive…
The lives of these characters are about to collide in a shocking crescendo, until the winner takes it all…
This is #3 in the series, set in Iceland and while it can be read as a stand-alone, it may take a little while to catch up on the overall tale.
This starts with Agla struggling to come to terms with the prospect of being released from prison, back into the outside world.
A visitor then offers her a job, to use her connections to the aluminium industry as there seems to be something untoward happening with the supply. Maria, an investigative journalist is helping.
Ingimar, is worried about Agla’s release, Why? He also has a son, Anton who is in love with Júlía, but there’s a shadow that could affect this, so he has a plan. Will this work or cause more problems?
Sonja, is still trying to keep herself and Tómas safe….can she finally be free?
I found this to be a marvellously twisty tale with an utterly gripping plot and full of emotion. The stunning, breathtaking ending will cause tears! Brilliant.
Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour, for the promotional materials and a free copy of the book. This is my honest, unbiased review.
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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, including Snare and Trap, the first two books in the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, which have hit bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.
PRAISE FOR LILJA SIGURDARDOTTIR
‘A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters’ Marcel Berlins, The Times ‘Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns’ Sunday Times Crime Club Star Pick
‘This is a searing portrait of the less salubrious parts of the Icelandic psyche as we as a riveting thriller’ Sunday Express