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 on 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…
Thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours and Orenda books for me e-copy of 'Cage' by Lilja Sigurdardottir, the 3rd and final book in the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy.
Firstly I had better point out that this is the final part of a trilogy that i havent read the first two-part of, so my bad, not that it detracts from this story but clearly it would be better for my reading and enjoyment had I read the first 2 instalments, something I fully intend to do and then re read this final part.
Moving on from that, it's quite clear to see that Lilja Sigurdardottir is a very accomplished crime writer, as she spins this tale along.
It is written in over 100 short sharp chapters, A story of Corruption, Fraud and manipulation, but also another story line regarding terrorism, it's a very up to date and current read.
I probably did find it a little difficilt to follow at times, again this is my own fault, not the author, but I did truly love the character of Agla.
This is a novel from a highly talented writer, and if like me, you havent read the whole series I would recommend you do, I think we have missed out big time.
Fascinating, Gripping and very clever.
A Recommended Read
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.