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Trap

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When Sonja's son is kidnapped by her ruthless ex-husband, she's thrust back into the world of cocaine smuggling, but this time she's got a plan of her own... High-stakes jeopardy presides in book two of the dark and original, nail-bitingly fast-paced Reykjavik Noir trilogy...

'Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns' Sunday Times

'Tough, uncompromising and unsettling' Val McDermid

'Tense and pacey, this intriguing mix of white-collar and white-powder crime could certainly be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would suggest reading its excellent predecessor, Snare, first' `Guardian

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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 Reykjavik - still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcanic eruption and the aftermath of the banking crisis - Trap is an award-winning, deliciously dark and outstandingly original slice of Nordic Noir, from one of Iceland's finest crime writers.

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Praise for the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy

'A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters' Marcel Berlins, The Times

'With characters you can't help sympathising with against your better judgement, Sigurdardottir takes the reader on a breathtaking ride ... Stylish, taut and compelling' Jon Coates, Daily Express

'Pacey and tense, Trap is full of delicious carnage that could translate well to the screen' New Zealand Listener

'This is a searing portrait of the less salubrious parts of the Icelandic psyche as well as a riveting thriller' Sunday Express

'Sharp shocks of chapters hit with increasing energy ... a towering powerhouse of read and I gobbled it up in one intense sitting' LoveReading

'The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year' New York Journal of Books

'The action is fast, helped by the short chapters switching us from one set of characters to another, the villains ruthless, and the undercover world of Iceland vividly evoked. A treat for fans' Promoting Crime

'Smart, ambitious and hugely satisfying' Eva Dolan

'Zips along with tension building and building' James Oswald

'An emotional suspense rollercoaster on a par with The Firm' Alexandra Sokoloff

'Compelling ... this is prime binge-reading' Booklist

'The suspenseful Trap takes full advantage of its fresh setting and is a worthy addition to the icy-cold crime genre popularized by Scandinavian noir novels' Foreword Reviews
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Product details

  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912374358
  • 9781912374359
  • 68,183

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"fans of Nordic noir will find plenty to like." --Publishers Weekly "Trap is brutally real, the terse writing keeps the pace lively. . . . Lilja Sigurdardottir is the real deal, one of the reasons Icelandic crime fiction punches well above its weight. There is also a pronunciation guide at the front of the novel should you feel brave enough to give it a go. Superbly translated by Quentin Bates, who knows the language, people and crime writing intimately." --Nudge Books "Icelandic author Lilja Sigurdardottir weaves another complex web of tension. . . . A skillful combination of Nordic noir, hardboiled financial thriller and high-octane narco drama." --Crime Fiction Lover "Pacy and tense, Trap is full of delicious carnage that could translate well to the screen." --New Zealand Listener "The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year." --New York Journal of Books on Snare "With its clever plot and brisk, tight pace, this hard-to-put-down Nordic thriller will be a treat for crime fiction fans." --Library Journal Online on Snare "A taut, gritty, thoroughly absorbing journey into Reykjavik's underworld." --Booklist on Snare "Tense and pacey, this intriguing mix of white-collar and white-powder crime could certainly be enjoyed as a standalone, but I would suggest reading its excellent predecessor, Snare, first." --Guardian
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About Lilja Sigurdardóttir

Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardottir 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. Lilja has a background in education and has worked in evaluation and quality control for preschools in recent years. She lives in Reykjavik with her partner.
Follow Lilja on Twitter @lilja1972 and on her website liljawriter.com Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager, jumping at the chance of a gap year working in Iceland. For a variety of reasons, the gap year stretched to become a gap decade, during which time he went native in the north of Iceland, acquiring a new language a new profession as a seaman and a family, before decamping en masse for England. He worked as a truck driver, teacher, netmaker and trawlerman at various times before falling into journalism, largely by accident. He is the author of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland (Frozen Out, Cold Steal, Chilled to the Bone, Winterlude, Cold Comfort and Thin Ice which have been published worldwide. He has translated all of Ragnar Jonasson's Dark Iceland series.
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Rating details

609 ratings
3.84 out of 5 stars
5 24% (145)
4 45% (273)
3 24% (147)
2 6% (37)
1 1% (7)
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