suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Cage – Lilja Sigurdardottir ★★★★

Blurb; Drugs, smuggling, big money and political intrigue in Iceland rally with love, passion, murder and betrayal until the winner takes all … in the masterful, explosive conclusion to the award-winning Reykjavík Noir trilogy…

The prison doors slam shut behind Agla, when her sentence 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 drug baron 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.
At the same time, a deadly threat to Sonya 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.

With a shocking crescendo, the lives of these characters collide, as drugs, smuggling, big money and political intrigue rally with love, passion, murder and betrayal until the winner takes all … in the masterful, explosive conclusion to the award-winning Reykjavík Noir trilogy.

My Review; Cage is book three in the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, best read in order. Beautifully translated by Quentin Bates. A brilliant end to the trilogy.

Tense, edgy and a real page turner. Alga is getting out of prison but will she stay away and out of trouble? The chapters are short and flick to each characters story which all relate, making it an easy to read story. It’s action packed! Always something to keep you turning those pages and on edge.

A well deserved four stars. Highly recommend this trilogy. I have read books two and three so need to go back to book one! Brilliant. Different. Unique writing skills.

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Orenda Roadshow

Manchester Orenda Roadshow 05.03.2019 round up.

WOW! What a brilliant night. This was my first book event (ever) and it was the best. Every single author and Karen is so welcoming, friendly and funny. I was nervous and excited beyond belief but I think I managed to keep it pretty cool until Karen asked “Are you okay?” Haha. Fab thanks.

Lovely Orenda publisher Karen

So I arrived a little early had a browse of my sweet shop aka Waterstones (3 floors) was terrible and bought 3 non orenda books before the event even started! Oh dear. Then I popped for a coffee before the event… Low and behold who do I see approaching? Kjell Ola Dahl, Thomas Enger and Antti Tuomainen. Ofcourse I tried to play it cool… Waved and said hi!

Seen as we wasnt allowed into the event room aka storage room I soon found myself having coffee surrounded by the orenda lot! Dream come true right? Ofcourse!

The Event you ask? Oh we was in for a treat! However, I need to mention poor David. F. Ross came down with food poisoning so was unable to attend (don’t worry I still bought your book, infact I GOT THEM ALL). We started off with an introduction to each author, then was treated to a reading from each of their books with some laughs along the way. Some books I could have sat and listened to all night. A truely wonderful event, enjoyed by all.

I finally got to meet some fellow book bloggers who were absolutely lovely so a shout out to Joanne Robertson (Mychestnutreadingtree) and Jill from (Jillsbookcafe). Both lovely ladies.

I enjoyed myself and came away on such a high. So thank you to all the lovely authors of Orenda and the brilliant Karen for coming to Manchester. I am one happy book worm and book blogger managing to get ALL my books signed! Thank you. Until we meet again. Sorry for so much of my face! … Author stalking.

Author Micheal. J. Malone.
Author Will Carver
Author Lilja Sigurdardottir
Author Thomas Enger
Author Kjell Ola Dahl
Author Matt Wesolowski
Gorgeous author Louise Beech
Authors Steph Broadribb & Helen Fitzgerald

There’s still time to join the Orenda Roadshow madness. As I say… GOT TO COLLECT THEM ALL! Thank you for a brilliant night. I got to be myself for a few hours without the kids, rare occassion.

March 6th – Birmingham

March 7th – Hungerford

Nordic Noir · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Trap – Lilja Sigurdardottir ★★★★

Blurb; 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 center 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, Trap boasts a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters.

My Review; A new author for me! A first. I love how at the start of the book there is maps to show the locations in the book and a pronunciation guide for those long, complicated words. Set out brilliantly.

Trap is a Nordic crime thriller that I throughally enjoyed! Fast paced! It shows you the underworld of the drug community. I felt so sorry for poor Tomas stuck in the middle of it all not knowing what is actually going on and I also felt for his mother Sonja.

Clever. Gripping. A page turner of a reader. I awarded four stars and would highly recommend I am going to be reading Liljas previous book Snare as I enjoyed this one. Trap was translated by Quentin Bates so they deserve some credit too.

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