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Snare

Published Date: 25th April 2017

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Description

First in the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy

After a messy divorce, attractive 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. As she desperately looks for a way out of trouble, she must pit her wits against her nemesis, Bragi, a customs officer, whose years of experience frustrate her new and evermore daring strategies. 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 Reykjavík still covered in the dust of the Eyjafjallajökull 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.

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.‘An emotional suspense rollercoaster on a par with The Firm, as desperate, resourceful, profoundly lovable characters scheme against impossible odds’ Alexandra Sokoloff

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‘For a small island, Iceland produces some extraordinary writers, and Lilja is one of the best. Snare is an enthralling tale of love and crime that stays with you long after you have turned the last page’ Michael Ridpath
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Snare is 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

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Clear your diary. As soon as you begin reading Snare, you wont be able to stop until the final page Michael Wood

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‘Sleek and taut, Snare delivers a breathtaking blend of Nordic Noir and high-stakes thriller. Not to be missed!’ Crime by the Book
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‘Zips along, with tension building and building … thoroughly recommend’ James Oswald
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‘Crisp, assured and nail-bitingly tense, Snare is an exceptional read, cementing Lilja’s place as one of Iceland’s most outstanding crime writers’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

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‘Snare will ensnare you’ Marie Claire

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‘Lilja Sigurdardottir delivers a diabolically efficient thriller with an ultrarealistic plot … We cannot wait for Sonja’s next adventure’ L’Express

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‘ The suspense is gripping’ Avantages

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‘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
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‘The seamy side of Iceland is uncovered in this lively and original debut as divorcee Sonja finds herself coerced into drug trafficking while her banker girlfriend Agla fends off a criminal investigation in the aftermath of the financial crash. Tense, edgy and delivering more than a few unexpected twists and turns.’ The Times Crime Club Star Pick
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‘Lilja Sigurdardottir is no relation of the much-acclaimed Icelandic crime writer Yrsa, of the same surname, but she demonstrates the same command of her craft. Snare, her fifth novel, is the first to be translated into English. Her main characters are women criminals. Sonja is a high class drugs runner, attractive and inventive, adept at smuggling lots of cocaine into Iceland. Her lesbian lover, Agla, faces prosecution for fraud connected to the financial crash of 2008. Bragi, a suspicious customs official, is obsessed with discovering Sonja’s method of delivery before he has to retire. A tense thriller with a highly unusual plot and interesting characters.’ The Times

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‘Icelandic crime writer novelist Lilja Sigurdardottir explains why the financial crash of 2008 inspired many authors to explore the society’s underbelly.’ Lilja is interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Open Book

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‘The Nordic crime wave just keeps coming … The eponymous “snare” here is a Hydra-headed monster: Sonia is caught in a criminal, financial (embodying her country’s recent financial crash) and even a sexual snare – her new lover Agla is not at ease with their relationship, constantly claiming that she is really straight. Sigurðardóttir avoids inviting easy sympathy for any of her characters, even the beleaguered Sonia, but she keeps us reading.’ The Guardian

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‘Soon to be a major film from Hollywood, Snare is told in fast-paced chapters, in a one-sitting reading, making it perfect for plane, train, or automobile journeys. Sigurdardottir has created memorable characters—and what characters they turn out to be. The intricate plot is breathtakingly original, with many twists and turns you never see coming. Thriller of the year.’ New York Journal of Books

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 Snare is a great read and the finale is both shocking and unexpected … a Wizard-of-Oz ending, without the laughs. Terrific and original stuff, with some keen-sighted and depressing reflections on Iceland’s place in the world : Iceland is just a pawn … on a global scale, just a village … aside from all the overblown rhetoric about cult.’

Max Easterman, European Literature Network

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‘The Icelandic author and playwright Lilja Sigurðardóttir delivers a sparkling firework of a novel, tightly-plotted, fast-paced, and crackling with tension, surprises and vibrancy. The cat-and-mouse chase starts on the very first page and refuses to slow down even if her unforgettable protagonist tries to extract herself from the dangerous criminal world. It’s a well-chosen setting of crumbling economically and morally, with Iceland’s capital still reeling from a financial crash and a volcanic eruption few months earlier. Sigurðardóttir is a sensual, passionate writer, her exciting style brilliantly conveyed in a smooth translation by Quentin Bates. If the first glamorous instalment of the Reykjavik trilogy is just a starter, then I cannot wait for the rest of feast to be finally available in English, to be devoured by English readers’ Crime Review

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‘In the maelstrom of Iceland’s financial crisis, a single mother, a banking executive, and a customs agent become tangled in a devil’s bargain. Nearly broken from a brutal custody battle with her wealthy exhusband, Sonia is grateful for the offer of help from Johann, a successful attorney she met, ironically, through her ex. Sonia naively believes in Johann’s altruism until he offers her an ultimatum: pay off her legal fees by trafficking cocaine into Iceland or test his promise to harm her son. Months into the trap, Sonia is using her newfound criminal cunning to plot her escape. Meanwhile, Agla, Sonia girlfriend, spirals out of control as she becomes a target in Iceland’s highly publicized bank-fraud investigation. Meanwhile, career customs agent Birgi is pursuing Sonia, staking his future on catching her in the act of smuggling. As Sonia sheds naïveté for shrewdness, Birgi and Agla’s stories gather intensity, hurtling toward a climax rife with emotional and physical violence. A taut, gritty, thoroughly absorbing journey into Reykjavik’s underworld’ Christine Tran, Booklist

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. 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 Reykjavík with her partner.
Follow Lilja on Twitter @lilja1972 and on her website liljawriter.com

Translator

Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager, jumping at the chance of a gap year working in Iceland. For a variety of reasons, the gap year stretched to become a gap decade, during which time he went native in the north of Iceland, acquiring a new language a new profession as a seaman and a family, before decamping en masse for England. He worked as a truck driver, teacher, netmaker and trawlerman at various times before falling into journalism, largely by accident. He is the author of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland (Frozen Out, Cold Steal, Chilled to the Bone, Winterlude, Cold Comfort and Thin Ice which have been published worldwide. He has translated all of Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series.
Visit him on Twitter @graskeggur or on his website graskeggur.com

 

Online Reviews

‘The chapters work well for this story theme as they’re short, compact and they flit from one person’s story to another, one angle of the CCTV camera to another. The novel reads effortlessly thanks to the work of Translator Extraordinaire Quentin and the tension builds and twists until a very fitting ending. But it’s the journey of cool collected Iceland, through the long dark tunnel from the capital to the frozen north that took me on a ride on many levels.  It’s going to be part of Hull Noir’s reading focus and I’m not surprised.’ The Book Trail

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‘Lilja Siguroardottir has created a punchy storyline with such realistic characters I found myself fully immersed in the tale, yet I was on full alert, ready to react. Translator Quentin Bates set me down in Iceland and I remained there for the entirety. Full of secrets and lies, ‘Snare’ kept me on edge, questioning trust and self-awareness, ensuring a enthralling, fascinating read, and I highly recommend it.’ Love Reading

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Lilja takes part in an interview as part of the blog tour. Criminally Good

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Snare is utterly chilling, compelling and incredibly original. With a brilliantly executed plot and characters you shouldn’t really sympathise with but somehow do, I was completely enthralled. Full of suspense and intrigue, this crime story about love and revenge had me hooked from start to finish.’ Novel Deelights

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‘Lilja Sigurdardottir has written a taut, tense and highly engaging thriller that delivers characters you care about – precisely because they have been backed into a corner. She delivers several twists – some anticipated and others a genuine surprise … There’s an impatient pleasure in anticipating the next compelling episode in this series.’ Claire Thinking

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‘I enjoyed the insight Sigurdardottir gave the reader into Valdis’ condition and how this affected the relationship between them. There is a twist at the end of Snare, which created a tense ending. As Snare is the first book in a trilogy, the ending sets the reader up for the next instalment perfectly.’ Portable Magic

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Snare was brilliantly translated by Quentin Bates, an accomplished writer of Nordic Noir himself, which made this story flow seamlessly throughout the pages until the perfect ending.  I thoroughly enjoyed my first venture into the writing of Lilja Sigurdardottir and look forward to reading more books from her in the future.’ Shaz’s Book Blog

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‘Written in fairly short chapters, Snare is an incredibly pacy book, in which the translation effortlessly carries you from one person’s perspective to another. It’s a very straightforward read, but also quite different to anything I have read recently and I thoroughly enjoyed it … Snare is the first book in the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, and I am now champing at the bit to read the others. Highly recommended.’ Live and Deadly

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Snare by Lilja Sigurdardóttir is a fast-paced, heart-pounding ride that takes you into the depths of Rekyjavík’s underbelly. As always, Quentin Bates has ensured that the translation from Icelandic is perfect making Snare wonderfully readable. With plenty of twists and turns, a fantastic cast of characters and a plucky female protagonist, Snare is a fantastic start to the Reykjavik Noir Trilogy and I look forward to seeing where Sigurdardóttir takes us next.’ Bloomin Brilliant Books

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Snare is very much a book about the lengths we will go to for something and each of the character’s motivations are neither black or white. I really loved that I was pushed to question my morals and re-assess my viewpoints – this is a book about fight or flight and the power of redemption. Sigurdardottir perfectly balances the darkness of the crime world against the lightness of love and loyalty and I was engrossed in the layers of storytelling that she perfectly weaves.’ Beverley Has Read

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‘Overall I am glad I got the chance to read Snare. It was a sharp edged suspense/thriller novel with a healthy dose of Scandinavian Noir to take it to another level. It was challenging at times to connect with the cast but I like where Lilja is taking each individual story line. I am hoping this will be a series, if so then bring on book two.’ Always Trust in Books

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‘I don’t really worry to much about the cover of a book but I do have to mention I love the cover for this book, my favourite colour and a highly original cover to boot.’ Lilja takes part in a guest post on strange names … strange places as part of the blog tour.

The Book Review Café

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‘I could explain all the following with many, many words, but as I discovered as I devoured Snare, sometimes, less is more, let’s leave it at this…… Slick. Pacey. Emotional. “Unputdownable” Would You Like To Know More?’ Life of Crime

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‘I felt her fears, her longings, her love, her desperation… none of which could have happened without Lilja Sigurdardottir’s prodigious writing style. I can be sceptical about reading a translated novel as they don’t always portray the emotion within the story but here we are and I have to say that Quentin Bates has done a wonderful job. He has given us a translation that is both smooth and eloquent.’ Rambling Lisa’s Book Blog

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‘Characterisation in this is perfect, I could not help but feel connected to the different characters and their tales … And boy did I feel my heart thundering when she was passing through customs, she may have appeared cool and collected but I was a nervous wreck on her behalf – astounding writing!! An excellent addition to the Scandi Noir genre, packed with tension, suspense and a crime story that gets under your skin!’ The Quiet Knitter

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‘The pacing in the book is perfect and the translation by Quentin Bates, seamless. Each chapter, short and sharp, propels the reader onward … The characters were just so carefully crafted, the setting so visual that I could almost feel the chill in the air, the atmosphere at times so tense as Sonia braved customs just one more time, that I could feel my heart beating a very fast and definite rhythm. It was just so very… yes. So wrong, it was right. A highly recommended read.’Jen Med’s Book Reviews

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Snare is definitely a book that will stay with me for a long time mainly because of its hard-hitting and sometimes harrowing, main story line about drug smuggling … The fear and desperation some of the characters feel throughout the book is almost palpable a times and you really feel for them in those situations as well as disbelief that people can be so unfeeling and cruel … Snare is the first book in the Reykjavik Noir series and I very much look forward to reading more from her.’

Over the Rainbow book blog

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‘Reading Snare is like watching a great film unfold in your mind, so brilliantly thought out and planned. There is risk on every page and DANGER lurks around every corner and screamed out at me. The writing is just superb and great credit again must go to Quentin Bates for the translation. If you are looking for a stunning crime novel that delivers on many levels, then Snare is a five star read. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.’ The Last Word Book Review

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Lilja talks about the books that have inspired her in ‘My Life In Books’ as part of the blog tour. Random Things

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SNARE is a pefect example of how Lilja and Nordic writers just get it. They know how to construct a gripping story, how to set the scene and keep the readers hooked from the first page. They know how to make the reader feel nervous, on edge and uncomfortable – all whilst telling some of the best stories. I am certainly looking forward to reading the next instalment in this series and seeing where Sonia’s story takes us next!’ The P Turners Book Blog

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‘Wow – what can I say about this novel without giving too much away. I love the atmosphere which the author does a brilliant job of creating a murky criminal world in Iceland and shows the type of lengths people will go to, to survive … This novel is full of tension and a brilliant cast of characters full of fiendish malice. I think this is a fresh new voice in Scandinavian Noir – I will definitely be looking to read more books in the series.’ Chillers, Killers & Thrillers

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Snare is an exceptionally good thriller translated into a pacy and urgent English language, by Quentin Bates, that is edge of the seat stuff. I immediately warmed to Sonia who does what she needs to in order to provide for Thomas in spite of her difficult and complex relationship with his father and equally difficult relationship with Agla.’ Words Shortlist

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Snare was a highly original and tense read that I flew through, it gripped me immediately and caught me in its own unique snare, I read it in one breathless sitting. This was a different type of crime read, the type of book Orenda is known for, fresh, exhilarating and compelling. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading anything by them before you should definitely check out their catalog or if all else fails start with this one, it’s outstanding.’ Novel Gossip

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‘A tense, original and atmospheric thriller … Right from the start the book drew me in. I could tell that this unusual book was going to be a good read and I’m really pleased to hear that it’s one of a trilogy … it becomes a very dangerous game of cat and mouse with breath-taking action that had me turning the pages even faster to find out what happens in the end.’

Mrs Bloggs Books

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‘It has to be said, I adored Snare and for numerous reasons.  The outstanding quality of the writing, how the story slowly builds to a thrilling conclusion and the way the characters make you question your own actions if you to where caught in the Snare … It has you sitting there literally on the edge of your seat, uncertain if your brave enough to turn the next page … Superb writing, story-telling and a bright new star in Lilja Sigurdardottir.’ Books are my Catches

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Snare really is quite a tense read, it’s fast-paced and had me totally hooked from page one. The airport scenes were especially tense, I could feel Sonja’s fear as if it were my own and I found myself holding my breath, waiting in fear until Sonja was safe. It’s filled with some excellent characters too, some likeable and some quite terrifying. Snare is a story you can’t help ending up totally absorbed in … It’s unique, chilling, tense and full of suspense. A real page turner.’ It’s All About the Books

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‘The pace of this book was fast. The chapters are short making it excellent bedtime reading. There is a good balance between action and emotion and the story has a few surprising twists which ramp up the tension.   The overall theme is risk. Each character is dealing with it and experiences how risk shapes their life.  It is  daring storytelling with a fresh feel to it. Reading this book is a risk worth taking.’ Nordic Noir

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‘What a fabulous story. My heart raced at every airport arrival, every heart wrenching visit Sonja had with her son and every time she met the man she worked for. Loved the tenderness of Bragi, the uncertainty of Alga and the strength of Sonja. All caught in their own snares. I really think I came face to face with what evil looks like in this book and it took my breath. Just Brilliant. This is all I want in a book. I am also ecstatic that this is the first of three books.’ Books from Dusk Till Dawn

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‘All in all an enjoyable read and I was pleased to discover it is the first in a trilogy as I want to know what is next for everyone. This book would make a fantastic film/TV series and I love the cover. Go dip your toes in the icy waters of Nordic Noir – you won’t be disappointed!’ Bibliophile Book Club

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Snare travels the border between darkness and light, fear and love and begs the question of how far you would go for the sake of your child. A dark, fast-paced explosion of a novel, beautifully told and intriguingly concluded. Brilliant! Chilling. Intriguing. Dark.’ Ronnie Turner

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‘There is a very tense and dark underlying feeling running throughout the story that definitely kept me on my toes wondering which way the story would go next. Whenever I had to stop reading I was counting the time until I could pick this book back up. With the story building constantly and ramping up the tension it really is a book that I wish I could have read in one go … Snare is an expertly written cat and mouse style story that will grab hold of you and not let go!’ Rae Reads

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Sigurdardottr’s prose is truly a treat and gave life to the text … I loved how the author was able to take a regular occurrence and make it thrilling, especially having Sonja handle the situation like a boss! Overall, I really enjoyed this piece of noir and would highly recommend it. 5/5 stars from me. Absolutely worth the read! Clues and Reviews

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Snare certainly has a noirish quality to it, however I think it is a strong and vivid Kodak moment of our modern times. It often makes for uncomfortable reading because it is easy to relate to the desperation of the main character, because when it comes down to it, Sonja could be any one of us.’ Cheryl MM Book Blog

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‘The novel showed the worst side of people … There were quite a few scenes where I cringed at the hazards of smuggling drugs. I’ve not read anything like this before. Most crime novels are told from the police point of view not the criminal’s. Nor have I read a novel where a person is getting covered in volcanic ash as they go about their daily activities.’ Steph’s Book Blog

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‘The plot is beautifully constructed, with different strands which slowly but seamlessly dovetail into one satisfying whole. The supporting characters are just as nuanced. None of them are quite what they seem. Everyone is hiding in plain sight. That’s quite a feat for a writer to pull off but Lilja does just that. I can understand why the film rights have been sold as it is one of those books which you can visualise as you read it.’ Books Life and Everything

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‘When the dark nights draw in and the weather takes a glacial turn, there’s really only one genre to turn to: Nordic thrillers. Lilja Sigurdardottir’s Snare is the author’s fourth crime novel and the first in a brand new series … With an atmospheric setting, damaged characters and intriguing dynamics, this Reykjavik-set story will keep you on edge’ Snare is selected as one of the 10 best books to give the bibliophile in your life at Culture Fly

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‘I loved every single page; the setting, the characters and the intricately woven plot. I am delighted that Lilja Sigurdardottir has two more books to come in this fabulous new series. Has to be in the running for my Top Books of 2017 list. Outstanding. I loved it’ Random Things Through My Letter Box

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Snare proved a curious mix for me, as my overriding feeling that this was almost two books running parallel to each other, with a gripping story of drug running, running alongside a slower Borgen-esque feeling of financial impropriety, and double dealing … cleverly the seemingly anodyne ending of the book must signpost further developments for the second part of the trilogy. A little unsure, but curious, and intrigued to see how the story progresses in the next instalment’ Raven Crime Reads

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Snare is a welcome entry into the world of crime fiction for so many reasons, one of which has to be Lilja’s choice of protagonist. I have to admit to sitting up in my chair when Lilja described her central character Sonja. You know you’re living in the middle a major paradigm shift when a successful publisher puts their considerable weight behind a crime novel whose central protagonist is a cocaine-smuggler who happens to be a lesbian.’ Lilja takes part in an interview with Bookanista

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Snare is such a sophisticated, high stakes thriller with real heart; it’s dark, gripping and incredibly intense! It’s a refreshing and different crime thriller and certainly one you won’t want to miss, it had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t put it down – I highly recommend it!’ Rather Too Fond of Books

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‘This is another translation by Quentin Bates. As ever, an excellent job! I really enjoyed this book. It was well paced, with exciting twists and turns. One of my top books of the year – I couldn’t put it down! Looking forward to seeing what’s next in store for them all!’ The Quiet Geordie

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‘This was a fantastic read. A stand-out in an increasingly competitive field -Lila Sigurdardottir has crafted a book that you’ll take a long time to forget once you’ve finished it. It certainly ensnared me …One of the most striking things I’ll remember about Snare – and there are many – is that I was reading this chilly piece of Scandi noir in the desert heat of Las Vegas this month and despite the 80 degrees or so outside, in my head, I was very firmly transported to Reykjavik and experiencing all of the twists and turns alongside Sonja in the midst of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption.’ On The Shelf Book Blog

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‘This book was intense. I freaking loved it! Sonia proved to be one bad ass female, she had a kid to support, stripping is a thing of the past, smuggling drugs, that’s where the big money is, and Sonia rocked the hell out of it! I found this book to be slow building, heavy hitting, and tense, with a gut punching conclusion. The kind of book that’s just going to stick with you. Kind of like a super dark and intense version of Breaking Bad!’ The Pages in Between

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Snare is a truly gripping read, elements of the storyline were so original, and this made it harder to predict were the plot was going. The ending was as it should be, it wrapped up the novel nicely and left me eager for more … Snare is dark, exciting, and sits where it belongs – alongside my other favourite Nordic Noir novels; the film rights have already been sold. It’s official, Snare is a raging success, do yourself a favour and read this book!’ Keeper of Pages

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‘Told in short chapters the story has multiple narrators, changing perspective frequently, which is something I absolutely love – it keeps me hooked, interested and invested in a story … If you’re looking for a quick but compelling crime read, full of complex characters then check this one out (and read it before the movie comes out). I can’t wait to see what’s next in the series.’

Harry’s Book Club

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Snare had a real cat and mouse feel – Sonja trying to outsmart the customs officials and smuggle drugs through the airport at Reykjavik. Alga is under investigation and she too is trying to keep one step ahead of the prosecutors who want to find those to blame for the financial crisis which Iceland experienced.  Tension is tangible and it makes for a brilliantly engaging story. Lots of love for this book – it looks like another winner from Orenda Books.’ Grab This Book

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‘The cleverly constructed plot eventually brings the various story strands together and as the book raced towards its conclusion there were numerous moments where my heart felt as though it were in my mouth, this is one tense read! … Snare is one of the most original thrillers I’ve read this year, it is intelligent, sexy and exciting, I’m really looking forward to what happens next!’ Hair Past a Freckle

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‘Readers looking to be swept up in a breathless, tense journey into the underbelly of idyllic Iceland will find Sigurdardottir’s story compelling and propulsive; readers looking for a character-driven Noir read will fall in love with the human, flawed, and endearing characters Sigurdardottir has crafted. SNARE delivers an accessible and engaging genre-bend: a high-stakes, yet vividly human, Nordic Noir novel.’ Crime by The Book

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‘I greatly enjoyed Lilja Sigurdardóttir’s Snare as Lilja Sigurdardóttir deftly moved all the stories along to the book’s denouement. I felt the book wrapped up a little too neatly, but I’m willing to give it a pass for two reasons. First, Sigurdardóttir’s characters seemed as real as they were messed-up and, second, because Snare is the first book of a trilogy, so things might not be exactly “wrapped up”. Unlawful Facts

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Snare by name, snare by nature, this release is a stunning opening novel to what promises to be a killer trilogy … Sigurdardottir should be immensely proud of this release. It is well-polished, finely crafted, and a true credit to the growing body of Noir emerging from Iceland at present. The author is staking a claim to a slice of that genre here and, after reading Snare, I can say it is a slice that she rightly deserves. A thoroughly enjoyable read!’ Mad Hatter Reviews

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SNARE is a novel from a great new voice in crime fiction to reach our shores. I look forward to the next book in the series and to seeing the movie when it reaches the big screen. Fast-paced and pulse-racing, SNARE is a novel that will capture your attention completely as you race to the finish.’ Swirl and Thread

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Snare is the first book in the Reykjavik Noir trilogy and what a brilliantly fantastic book it is … This is a book that is so much more than a dark thriller. Yes it is utterly brilliant plot wise, full of twists, but it is also the story about a mother who wants to provide for, and keep, her son. That’s what is at the heart of this story, that much needed personal and emotional element, and that is what I feel makes this book so very special. It really is unlike anything I have ever read before, and I feel that the literary world will happily embrace this new female protagonist.’ Brew and Books Review

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Snare is incredible. I loved every single page; the setting, the characters and the intricately woven plot. I am delighted that Lilja Sigurdardottir has two more books to come in this fabulous new series. Outstanding. I loved it.’ Snare was selected as one of the Top Reads of 2017 Random Things Through My Letterbox

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Snare was selected as one of the Top 13 Books of 2017. The Quiet Geordie

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‘Agreeably Nordic, pacey yet original, with an assured cranking of tension, a fabulous late twist and the recently erupted Eyjafjallajökull volcano (still unpronounceable after all these years) providing quality atmos., this rattlingly good read could only be improved if this were the first in a trilogy. And it is!’

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