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
You hear from Sojia, Bragi and Agla again and I was thoroughly invested in each of their stories, especially as they’re all connected in complex and interesting ...more
Back in Iceland we find th ...more
Icelandic author Lilja Sigurdardottir certainly underlines that: TRAP is the second in her Reykjavik Noir series and is an edgy tale of international drug running and financial shenanigans centred on a host of rather unlikable but fascinating cha ...more
The story of Agla and Sonja continues and boy does it ramp up! Agla is awaiting trial for fiscal misconduct, Sonja has to return to Iceland to save her son. Bragi is also once again at the heart of the story and the heart of the drug deals which flow through Iceland’s airports. Talk abot dealing and double deali ...more
Thanks to Orenda for this early copy:)
I would advise that readers make sure that they've read Snare before starting on Trap. Whilst you could, at a push read this as a stand alone, the whole experience is enhanced by having some idea of what happened in Snare. These are fairly short, quick reads that carry the re ...more
Sonya is trying to make a new start and escape the world of drugs and is happy in Florida, the sunshine state. What could possibly go wrong. Her life is Thomas her son but when ...more
Former drug trafficker Sonja and her young son Tomas have escaped Sonja’s dangerous occupation and he ...more
Fyrst þegar ég heyrði af þessu framhaldi Gildrunar bjóst ég ekki við því að bókin myndi standa væntingar því Lilja Sigurðardóttir var búin að setja markið ansi hátt með Gildrunni - en hún stóðst svo sannlega háar væntingar og rúmlega það!
Mæli tvímælalaust með þessari bók fyrir alla sem hafa gaman að góðum spennusögum.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height of thy story telling ability. This is a cracker of a story which plays out with just the right degree of mishap, tense action and manipulative behaviour to keep the reader transfixed and always intrigued.
I love thee for thy strong women of all shapes, sizes and abilities. From incredibly astute women to the brave in the face of adversity women, to the wo ...more
Trap begins with our protagonist, Sonja, living in a trailer park with her son Tómas, who has made friends and is happily learning t ...more
I recently bought, read and reviewed Snare the first in this series and loved it so when the opportunity came along from Anne Cater and Orenda Books to join the BlogTour for Trap I was delighted, thrilled and happy to do so.
Would it be as good? Second books often take a dip for the reader, perhaps the after glow from a such a good first book means anything else has to do such a lot to even come near to matching that. Well Trap doesn’t disappoint.
It takes up the story from Snare seamlessly, wh ...more
Snare was one of the standout books for me last year and when we left our heroine, Sonja, she was escaping Iceland with her son Tomas, and hoping for a new start away from all of her troubles. Now for those not in the know, Sonja, bless her, had found herself stuck as a reluctant drugs smuggler, a woman under tr ...more
Picking up straight where Snare left off I really do recommend you read the first book before dipping your toes into the second helping of Sonja and her drug smuggling, Adam the evil ex husband and Agla Sonja's ex girlfriend and high finance crook. In fact all the character's from Snare make a return i ...more
I was enthralled from the first page – by the characters, the clever plot and the sheer readability. The book is the second in a series, but I hadn’t realised that when I began reading and I don’t feel I missed anything. However, I shall definitely be reading ‘Snare’ to find out how the characters get into their pre ...more
This is the sequel to Snare, picking up the story with the two women Sonja and Agla far apart - Sonja has fled with her young son Tómas and is hiding out in Florida - perhaps as much from her feelings about Agla as from her ex husband Adam. Agla in turn is sunk in misery, mitigated by booze and drugs, at home in Iceland. (I loved the portrayal of the ,lovesick Agl ...more
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 retur ...more
Sonja finds herself back in the same cycle of emotional blackmail and in the middle of a hive of criminals. Her focus however remains the same, to get her son away from his father. The only reason he wants Tomas is to keep Sonja in ...more
My favourite thing about this book (and ‘Snare’) is the relationship between Sonja and her son Tomas. A mother/son relationship is a very spe ...more
Unravelling against the backdrop of Iceland’s floundering economy and the ...more
Lilja started her writing career in 2008 when she sent a manuscript of a novel to a competition run by the publishing house Bjartur whose aim was to find the Icelandic Dan Brown. Lilja got a publishing deal out of the competition and in 2009 her first book, ...more