mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* Betrayal – Lilja Sigurdardottir ★★★★★

Blurb; Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again.
But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped by a policeman, and life in high office soon becomes much more harrowing than Úrsula could ever have imagined. A homeless man is stalking her – but is he hounding her, or warning her of some danger? And why has the death of her father in police custody so many years earlier reared its head again?
As Úrsula is drawn into dirty politics, facing increasingly deadly threats, the lives of her stalker, her bodyguard and even a witch-like cleaning lady intertwine. Small betrayals become large ones, and the stakes are raised ever higher…

Exploring the harsh worlds of politics, police corruption and misogyny, Betrayal is a relevant, powerful, fast-paced thriller that feels just a little bit too real…

My Review; Where do I begin with this one? Wow. Amazing! Beautifully translated. This book is packed full of old cases, lies, crime, deaths, scandals and politics both from the past and the present. Brilliantly written. Very impressed! I flew through it and really enjoyed it. I loved how the story was laid out and presented. A brilliant read. I loved how everything from the past got brought up again and solved. I enjoyed trying to figure out all the different mysteries.

The cover is also gorgeous! Giving me Frozen Disney vibes. Lilja sure knows how to write a belter of a book, has not let me down yet and my expectations are high. Highly recommend! A real page turner and it contains short chapters too which are my favourite! Bingo. Absolutely loved it. One that will be hard to forget. A well deserved five stars from me.

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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