Firstly I wish to thank Anne Cater representing Orenda Books for inviting me on the Blog Tour for Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir
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.
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
This is one lively, all-action, and shocking ending to this superb trilogy. Even before Agla is released from prison she already has her sleeves rolled up and delving into a new venture with the outside help of a surprising accomplice from her past. Alga is the central character in this story so it takes more of an industrial and commercial avenue than drugs. It is more the devastation and life-destroying elements of victims that are focused on through addiction this time, as Alga feels the direct effect of helplessness as someone she has grown to care for falls foul of the drug trade.
The chapters are quite short bouncing around different avenues that all lead back to Alga in one way or another. I loved how her character came back to life, expelling the staleness of prison as she breathed the air of freedom. It felt like she grew inches, got younger and her brain sharper once again. Even people whose side she is on underestimate her because in business she is her own person. The nearest thing to a crack in her armor is the need for love at least for someone to care about her.
One of my favourite characters has to be Maria, I love her jump in with both feet first, then run like hell way to tackle situations, boy does she get herself into some scrapes. Seven years have passed since Alga has had direct contact with these characters so their lives have changed and moved on. There are surprising appearances of characters and explosive declarations for misguided love.
I loved the ending which left my mind whirling with what-ifs and maybes.
Many thanks to the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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, with Snare, the first in a new series, hitting bestseller lists worldwide. Translation rights have been sold in eight countries to date, and 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 Reykjavík with her partner.