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  • Location: Reykjavik, Nuuk

Trap

Trap

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2013, 2012: Sometimes you’re so close to the trap, you can’t see it…

  • ISBN: 978-1912374359
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

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 centre of a trap that will put all of their lives at risk…

Travel Guide

Set in a Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, this carries on nicely from the Iceland of Snare….

Set between Iceland and with jaunts to Nuuk in Greenland, this can’t get much chiller and colder. the comparisons are certainly interesting:

It was hard to believe that Nuuk and Reykjavik were on the same latitude. The air was fresh and still, not the damp atmosphere that he was used to at this time of year back home. the view of Sermitsiaq – the mountain that loomed over the town – was magnificent though. Reykjavik’s Mount Esja was a molehill in comparison.

Iceland is the chiller place in the novel however. The town of the eruption of the volcano, the drug lords calling the shots and a young boy taken….that’s before those in charge of the drug supplies passing through the airports are taken into consideration.

The other setting is the financial mismanagement which was the reality for many people at the time. Agla is at the heart of it and the funds, the money, the lives caught up in this financial web are spun into a huge interconnecting web of lies and espionage.

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

Snare was a novel that really stabbed its story and characters into your reading memory. This one takes Snare and sets it in a trap, which then grabs you and keeps you captive throughout.

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 dealing!

If a snare is a trap, then this one is that one on the cover which clams shut and makes you squeal. There’s a lot more detail to this story than the first installment and at times it felt overstuffed or maybe that was the financial jargon. There are several stories happening at once and the very short chapters both added tension yet jarred at times.

Still, it moved the story on and it was also exciting to head off to Nuuk. (other brief stays in Amsterdam and elsewhere were also a breather – but in 226 pages that was barely needed)

So, I now need part three to see how things pan out. Kudos to the translator. I don’t imagine this was easy to translate!

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  Trap

Destination : Reykjavík, Nuuk Author/Guide: Lilja Sigurdardottir  Departure Time: 2011, 2012

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