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by Orenda Books, October 2018. ISBN: 978-1-912374-35-9 (PB)
Sonja has escaped
to Florida with her son Tomas – until her unscrupulous husband, Adam, snatches
Tomas, and she finds herself taken back to Iceland, and the drug barons she
thought she had escaped.
from where Snare finished, this
fast-moving novel whisk us straight into Sonja’s nightmare world of ruthless people,
including the sinister Mr Jose, who keeps a hungry tiger in his London house.
The reader sympathises with Sonja’s predicament, and is drawn into her fear of
the men she’s unwillingly involved with. Adam is still being investigated by
the public prosecutor over his role in the bank crash, but the heat is fiercest
on Sonja’s lover Agla, a competitive finance expert in the male world of
banking. She’s come up with a new way to protect their profits from seizure,
but illegally-taped phone calls set a new series character, Maria, on her
trail. We also meet Braggi again, the customs officer who’s caring for a wife
with dementia, and this strand is movingly rounded off. The action is fast,
helped by the short chapters switching us from one set of characters to
another, the villains ruthless, and the undercover world of Iceland vividly
treat for fans who enjoyed Sonja’s debut in Snare;
if you haven’t yet read it, then, although Trap
works well as a stand-alone, I would recommend reading Snare first.
Lilja Sigurdardottirwas 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. The 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 Reykjavik with her partner.
Taylor grew up near Edinburgh and came to Shetland as
a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's
scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a
qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published
plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's
suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own
8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.