Snare (Paperback)
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Snare (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 01/10/2017
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First in the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy

After a messy divorce, young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in a ruthless criminal world. Things become even more complicated when Sonia embarks on a relationship with a woman, Agla. Once a high-level bank executive, Agla is currently being prosecuted in the aftermath of the Icelandic financial crash.

Set in a Reykjavik still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcanic eruption, and with a dark, fast-paced and chilling plot and intriguing characters, Snare is an outstandingly original and sexy Nordic crime thriller, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.

'A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters' Times

'This first novel of a planned trilogy is stylish, taut and compelling and a film adaptation is in the pipeline. With characters you can't help sympathising with against your better judgement, Sigurdardottir takes the reader on a breathtaking ride' Daily Express

`Snare will ensnare you' Marie Claire

`Lilja Sigurdardottir delivers a diabolically efficient thriller with an ultrarealistic plot ... We cannot wait for Sonja's next adventure' L'Express

`A smart, ambitious, and hugely satisfying thriller. Striking in its originality and written with all the style and poise of an old hand. Lilja is destined for Scandi super stardom' Eva Dolan

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633809
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“An Extraordinary Thriller from an Icelandic Author”

Orenda Books are on a roll, they keep finding the best of Icelandic Noir, having Quentin Bates translate, and giving the English reader a new author. Lilja Sigurðardottir is already a successful playwright and author,... More

Paperback edition
6th December 2017
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TripFiction

“Dark, drug-related thriller set in ICELAND”

Snare is Lilja’s fourth novel, and the first in a new series. No doubt that Lilja is a great addition to the increasing number of Icelandic crime writers. Snare is a well-crafted, well-written (and well-translated)... More

Paperback edition
23rd October 2017
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“Snare”

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I first started to read Snare. I am only vaguely aware of the Icelandic banking crisis. I can remember that many people faced ruin but that was all. But the banking scandal... More

Paperback edition
16th October 2017
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