Burned out and traumatised by her horrifying experiences around the world, aid worker Úrsula has returned to Iceland. Unable to
settle, she accepts a high-profile government role in which she hopes to make a difference again.
But on her first day in the post, Úrsula promises to help a mother seeking justice for her daughter, who had been raped by a policeman, and life in high office soon becomes much more
harrowing than Úrsula could ever have imagined. A homeless man is stalking her – but is he hounding her, or warning her of some
danger? And the death of her father in police custody so many years rears its head once again.
As Úrsula is drawn into dirty politics, facing increasingly deadly threats, the lives of her stalker, her bodyguard and even a witch like cleaning lady intertwine. Small betrayals become large ones, and the stakes are raised ever higher…
The award-winning internationally bestselling author Lilja Sigurðardóttir returns with Betrayal, a relevant, powerful, fastpaced thriller about the worlds of politics, police corruption and misogyny that feels just a little bit too real…
Betrayal is my first read from Icelandic author, Lilja Sigurðardóttir. It will certainly not be my last. Betrayal was a captivating story that I had trouble setting down.
This book did not shy away from the hard stuff. It reflects on the darkness of power, and explores politics, police corruption, and misogyny. These themes hit home, with what is happening in our world today, and the realism was there.
It is also a beautiful story about Iceland. I love how it describes the people and beauty, along with intriguing folklore. There is so much to unravel here, and I am very impressed.
The characters felt real, the descriptions were beautiful, and the storyline was realistic and gritty. I enjoyed this one very much and would recommend giving it a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Random Things Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
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, including Snare, Trap and Cage, making up the Reykjavik Noir trilogy, which have hit bestseller lists worldwide. The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.
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