The Golden Cage

The Golden CageAn Exhilarating New Novel From A Global Superstar A Sexy, Over The Top Psychological Thriller That Tells The Story Of The Scorned Wife Of A Billionaire And Her Delicious Plot To Get Her Revenge And Bring Him To His KneesFaye Has Loved Jack Since They Were Students At Business School Jack, The Perpetual Golden Boy, Grew Up Wealthy, Unlike Faye, Who Has Worked Hard To Bury A Dark Past When Jack Needs Help Launching A New Company, Faye Leaves School To Support Him, Waitressing By Day And Working As His Strategist By Night With The Business Soaring, Faye And Jack Have A Baby, And Faye Finds Herself At Home, Caring For Their Daughter, Wealthier Than She Ever Imagined, But And Removed From The Excitement Of The Business World And None Of The Perks Of Wealth Make Up For The Fact That Jack Has Begun To Treat Her Coldly, Undermining Her Intelligence And Forgetting All She Sacrificed For His Success When Faye Discovers That He S Having An Affair, The Polished Facade Of Their Life Cracks Wide Open Faye Is Alone, Emotionally Shattered, And Financially Devastated But Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman With A Violent Past Bent On Vengeance Jack Is About To Get Exactly What He Deserves And So Much In This Splashy, Electrifying Story Of Sex, Betrayal, And Secrets, A Woman S Revenge Is A Brutal But Beautiful Thing Whaaaatttt theee heccckk This is frenzy This is so much wilder crazy train ride Lies, schemes, betrayal, abuse, dirty little secrets, scumbag characters, manipulation, revenge yes this is definition of her at throbbing, fast pacing, unforeseeable, whirlwind, stunning, earth shattering, soul crushing cocktail And you never get satisfied with only one sip You re clenching your fists, you re chanting as soon as the revelations slap you against your face and shake you to the core You re dazzl Whaaaatttt theee heccckk This is frenzy This is so much wilder crazy train ride Lies, schemes, betrayal, abuse, dirty little secrets, scumbag characters, manipulation, revenge yes this is definition of her at throbbing, fast pacing, unforeseeable, whirlwind, stunning, earth shattering, soul crushing cocktail And you never get satisfied with only one sip You re clenching your fists, you re chanting as soon as the revelations slap you against your face and shake you to the core You re dazzled, numb but also entertained, surprised with the evil genius mind of the author So you gotta do only thing to celebrate this fantastic writing Just clap and enjoy this feast So here we go Let s meet with Faye she worked so hard to build her secure world, supporting her husband, even taking a leave from university where they ve met and gave him the main idea about his telemarketing company which would turn into a big empire and earned him millions She always sacrificed and stood behind the shadows as he got all the compliments and congratulated for his visionary projects He promised her, what was his was also hers but na ve Faye signed prenuptial before the wedding She had to think before she acted She was so blindly in love and passionate and she was so adamant to make a fresh start, escaping from her past demons Surprise Surprise Her real name is not Faye But as you may see her scumbag husband s mental, psychical abuse and humiliation are getting worse at each day till she s replaced with a younger model Oh no See Faye, even you can be replaceable Nobody is perfect So what s she going to do As a kind hearted, loyal and decent view, will she forgive her husband for their child s sake or will she taste the bitter dish which is best served in cold Ding Ding Ding You heard the revenge bells So let the games begin This is one of the reads you wish it never ends You want to put your phone in silent mode and cancel your whole schedule, call fake sick and hide yourself under the blanket to keep reading this intriguing, action packed, smart, head spinning story without any interruption Here comes my schematic, angsty, sexy, extremely twisty, thrilling, dazzling and wickedly entertaining five gazillion stars I highly recommend this book and I already start to order the author s previous works and spend my grocery budget tobooks as usual That s okay, we have enough booze Overall THIS IS FANTASTIC.Special thanks to NetGalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for sharing this incredible ARC in exchange my honest review.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter This was my first time reading Camilla Lackberg I ve already purchased two of her other books to read Lackberg may just be my new favorite psychological suspense thrilling author discovery Faye Adelheim is an interesting protagonist two dimensional an anti heroine..in The Golden Cage Faye shares a few things in common with Lisbeth Salander from SteigLarsson s Millennium Trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.Both women were outsiders Both had evil fathers Both women wer This was my first time reading Camilla Lackberg I ve already purchased two of her other books to read Lackberg may just be my new favorite psychological suspense thrilling author discovery Faye Adelheim is an interesting protagonist two dimensional an anti heroine..in The Golden Cage Faye shares a few things in common with Lisbeth Salander from SteigLarsson s Millennium Trilogy The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.Both women were outsiders Both had evil fathers Both women were out for revenge And that s where the differences end In The Golden Cage Faye was hardly the first woman in the world to be humiliated by her husband, to be treated like an idiot, to be replaced by a younger model HoweverFaye had a tortuous past life that she was running from a past that nobody knew about and by golly she was determined to never let anyone humiliate her again She even changed her name Matilda no longer existed Two years after Faye graduated high school she left Fjallbacka behind both mentally and physically and moved to Stockholm Faye says in the beginning It was me against the world Far from home, in a city I had dreamed about my whole life I hadn t merely wanted to get away I had been desperate to come here Slowly I made Stockholm my city It gave me hope that I might be able to heal and forget I was free Free to do whatever I wanted To be whoever I wanted Without the past messing up everything around me, inside me Without all the people who have been pulling me down I was slowly turning myself into someone else, little by little Faye was smart not always wise She had been accepted to an MBA at Stockholm school of economics It s where she met Jack, aristocracy golden boy , from a family with a tarnished reputation Jack s father had an alcohol and gambling addiction His parents fought constantly but Jack was determined to shine and succeed far beyond his father Faye was determined to marry him Jack s and his close friend, Henrik, both graduated from Stockholm school of economics Henrik with top grades Jack with average ones It was Faye who gave Jack and Henrik the business idea she helped them launch a telemarketing company different andbrilliant than all others The company was called Compare Faye told Jack that she was willing to take a sabbatical from college a year off.work so that Jack could focus on his dream and get his business off the ground Faye believed that Jack was going to make millions and he could pay her back then He did make millions Jack tells Faye And I will Everything that s mine is yours, darling Ours Faye the knucklehead was blinded by love , signed a prenuptial agreement when she married Jack She didn t get it amended after their daughter, Julienne was born Does that sound like, what s mine, is yours to you Not for us readers, either Security what s that Ha Jack and Henrik hit it HUGE Compare became an instant success They achieved results unmatched by anyone before Faye got none of the credit but she was happy to be the submissive humble unworthy wife anything to please her man.NOTE.if sex scenes bother you they don t me , then be aware there are explicit sex scenes Mr Jack Billionaire turned into a total dickhead.and started treating Faye like scum Lackberg sure can writestimulating a full range of emotions from some outrageous original memorable scenes.Jack s hottie charms never fooled us, by the way, at anytime, but things went from worse to worse CRAZY FUN PAGE TURNING SCENES AND DIALOGUE.with an intriguing cast of characters both main and supporting I admit to cringing, laughing, swearing, empathizing, cheering, unifying, questioning, calculating, and simply enjoying Lackberg s great acuity about the hazards and rewards of the magnificent vindictiveness that builds as the story unfolds Funniest yuckiest scene involves an eggyoke I ll never get the visual out of my head.AND.I laughed silly when Faye caught Jack butt naked with Ylva in their bedroom doing the naughty Faye s first thought was He was bound to be frustrated by the fact that he hadn t been able to come He hated to be interrupted He used to say that a ruined orgasm stayed in his body all day Poor poor Jack A few other noted characters.Chris Nydahlis Faye s best friend a likable powerhouse successful businesswoman and character loved this woman..Ylva Lehdorf trouble for Faye.John Descentis is trouble for Faye in a different way than Ylva isAlice Bergendahl married to Henrik. At age 31, she had a waist like a ten year old and long f king , legs like Heidi Klum..Victor Blom a man Faye dated who actually treated her decent God forbid.Sebastian he had been Faye s brother who haunts her dreams.Julienne Jack and Faye s seven year old daughter..Kerstin a good friend to Faye with her own past history.etc etc.Taken directly from the blurb..this line speaks TOTALLY TRUE In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman s revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing kudos to the person who wrote that sentence LOVED IT Perfect for readers in the mood for an intelligent enjoyable psychological thriller who introduces us to a new textured anti heroine Hoping for a sequel.Thank you Knoph Doubleday Publishing Group, Netgalley, and Camilla Lackberg I m a new fan I m so glad I m not in a gilded cage of marriage to a mega wealthy man if it means eating half a lettuce leaf a day, Botox until your face is frozen and subservience Meet Faye, who is married to Jack Adelheim co founder of Compare a multi million kroner company They have one child, a daughter Julienne Their marriage is a bit faded, jaded and she s degraded but persuaded by love to glue a smile on even while he devalues her However, Faye has a dark past which is suppressed when she is playing I m so glad I m not in a gilded cage of marriage to a mega wealthy man if it means eating half a lettuce leaf a day, Botox until your face is frozen and subservience Meet Faye, who is married to Jack Adelheim co founder of Compare a multi million kroner company They have one child, a daughter Julienne Their marriage is a bit faded, jaded and she s degraded but persuaded by love to glue a smile on even while he devalues her However, Faye has a dark past which is suppressed when she is playing the part of a dutiful wife but after she makes several discoveries the blinkers about him are removed and she sets about revenge in such a manner that it puts a whole new spin on the meaning of the word The story goes between the past and the present until we learn just how dangerous Faye is as an enemy when pushed to anger First of all, let s look at the characters Jack is beyond awful, he s so arrogant and has an overinflated sense of entitlement and his intellect He is a user I d rather be Faye s friend than enemy any day of the week as she s not just dark she s jet black in her revenge There s a real air of mystery about her though which is intriguing However, she s a good friend to Chris who is a lovely character and to Kerstin who helps her in the early days of separation from Jack Secondly, the book is well written although I m not entirely convinced the plot is plausible but I really like it so I won t dwell too long on that one and happily go with the flow There are plenty of shocking revelations along the way and you feel a whole range of emotions and most of them not positive about Jack and it makes me wonder what Faye ever saw in him in the first place Their relationship and that of other wealthy couples in the story highlights the imbalance between the sexes and talking of sex it s a bit steamy in places blushes I like that you feel Faye s emotions her suppression, her anger, of being trapped and discontented and I feel a sisterly camaraderie as she plots so surreptitiously and cleverly against those who have wronged her I like the way her revenge empowers women in the business she set up to dofor themselves The end is very satisfying Overall, a terrific rollercoaster read which I recommend to fans of Scandi Noir and psychological thrillers Congratulations to the translator which is excellent Many thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK, Harper Fiction for the ARC My goodness Camilla Lackberg where have you been all my life This was my first book by this author and most certainly will not be my last The Gilded Cage is an addictive, twisty and shocking psychological thriller and I could not get enough of it I do not want to spoil this book one bit for anybody it is best to go in relatively blind It is a story of love and betrayal, of friendship and revenge and revenge is sweet The main character Faye Adelheim is so deceivingly written She is a My goodness Camilla Lackberg where have you been all my life This was my first book by this author and most certainly will not be my last The Gilded Cage is an addictive, twisty and shocking psychological thriller and I could not get enough of it I do not want to spoil this book one bit for anybody it is best to go in relatively blind It is a story of love and betrayal, of friendship and revenge and revenge is sweet The main character Faye Adelheim is so deceivingly written She is a loving mother and devoted wife to one of Sweden s most successful businessman And she is happy or so she thinks When she is traded in for a younger model the real Faye comes out and it will surprise you what she is capable of Her past is dark and her real name is not even Faye.You really need to read this book to fully understand my excitement at reading this clever story I have already checked out someof her books and will be adding her to my list of authors to watch.Thanks so much Better Reading and Harper Collins Australia for my advanced copy of this book to read All opinions are my own and are in no way biased Very readable book Not at all boring But what an impossible heroine Idiot, ungrateful, immoral,cruel, creepy, she made me despise her,than I despised her moron , reprobate, perverted husband And after finishing the book, I was under the impression that everyone in Sweden is a billionaire before his thirties, and if one is a little bit late it is possible to start making billions by walking dogs in the park And it is not a spoiler since it happens early in the story the one and only Very readable book Not at all boring But what an impossible heroine Idiot, ungrateful, immoral,cruel, creepy, she made me despise her,than I despised her moron , reprobate, perverted husband And after finishing the book, I was under the impression that everyone in Sweden is a billionaire before his thirties, and if one is a little bit late it is possible to start making billions by walking dogs in the park And it is not a spoiler since it happens early in the story the one and only normal decent man the heroine meets in her life, she decides to murder in cold blood and only God knows why Ha ha hilarious 5 Stars The Gilded Cage is an addictive, twisty and very sexy psychological thriller that takes the reader on an engaging ride.I loved this author s writing style, why had I never heard of Camilla L ckberg before Faye Adelheim leads the type of life that others envy, she lives in a luxury apartment, no expense spared in the most exclusive area of Stockholm She has everything she s ever wanted including a gorgeous millionaire husband and an adorable daughter.Faye thinks everything is sweet in 5 Stars The Gilded Cage is an addictive, twisty and very sexy psychological thriller that takes the reader on an engaging ride.I loved this author s writing style, why had I never heard of Camilla L ckberg before Faye Adelheim leads the type of life that others envy, she lives in a luxury apartment, no expense spared in the most exclusive area of Stockholm She has everything she s ever wanted including a gorgeous millionaire husband and an adorable daughter.Faye thinks everything is sweet in her marriage and is shocked to find herself betrayed and traded in for a younger model She finds herself penniless and left with nothing As the story unfolds we see how this smart woman s determined revenge turns terrifyingly brutal.Faye s an interesting character she s dark, manipulative and revengeful and is hiding plenty of secrets past and present, even her real name This deliciously dark thriller was brilliant, an easy fun read and is released April 2nd 2020 I wish to thank Better Reading and HarperCollins Publishers Australia for providing me with a copy to read in return for an honest review I won t be writing a full review of this book, as it s one of the books I m handling publicity for at work, but I will just say that I absolutely LOVED seeing this new side of an author I ve loved for years and years This book is sexy, sensational, deliciously dark fun a perfect beach read to keep an eye out for this summer I ve been a fan of Camilla Lackberg ever since I read The Ice Princess years ago While I haven t read all ten books in her Fjallbacka series, I have managed to get through quite a few, most recently The Drowning Like The Ice Princess, The Drowning features writer Erica Falck and detective Patrik Hedstrom it s an engaging, well plotted mystery set in a small town in Sweden Lackberg s 11th novel, The Golden Cage, is an entirely different type of psychological thriller, one that features a prot I ve been a fan of Camilla Lackberg ever since I read The Ice Princess years ago While I haven t read all ten books in her Fjallbacka series, I have managed to get through quite a few, most recently The Drowning Like The Ice Princess, The Drowning features writer Erica Falck and detective Patrik Hedstrom it s an engaging, well plotted mystery set in a small town in Sweden Lackberg s 11th novel, The Golden Cage, is an entirely different type of psychological thriller, one that features a protagonist who is nearly the polar opposite of Erica From what I ve read, it is the first of a two book series that will feature anti heroine Faye, a woman with a shadowy past who falls in love with a man destined to become one of Sweden s sexiest, most successful businessmen The Golden Cage begins near the end of the story, with a dark, brutal scene Faye s seven year old daughter Julienne is missing and it looks as if her ex husband Jack may well have murdered the young girl The narrative then circles back in time, to the point where Faye leaves the small town she grew up in to start a new life in Stockholm For the rest of the novel, chapters alternate between Faye s story in the immediate past with flashbacks to thedistant past This is a revenge tale that is clearly influenced by the MeToo movement and I don t think I m giving much away if I say that Jack is unquestionably a bastard Though Faye is a brilliant economics student, she leaves school and works as a waitress so Jack can make his new business a success Before long, he and his partner do indeed achieve their dreams As the wife of one of the country s wealthiest men, Faye is soon living the sort of life she s always wanted But she eventually comes to realize she s littlethan a beautiful bird in a gilded cage her marriage is nothing but a sleekly decorated prison As bad as that is, things are about to get worse Faye isthan a victim, however Not only does her childhood complicate that characterization, but her recent past and present do as well It s hard to avoid spoilers but suffice it to repeat this is a revenge tale And for me, that is where this review gets complicated While I appreciated that Lackberg didn t write a simple tale of victim and victimizer, I strongly disliked almost all of the characters in this book The author has touted this as a tale about sisterhood, but I simply don t buy it Faye may have women she cares deeply about but she can also be utterly self interested and callous toward others, some of whom are women Yet as I write about Faye, I hear echoes of Lisbeth Salander, one of my favorite Nordic characters There are definite parallels between the two I even wondered at times if Faye could be considered a sociopath, a term Stieg Larsson once used loosely when referring to Lisbeth But whereas I find Lisbeth compelling and sympathetic and most certainly not a sociopath , Faye has the opposite effect on me Despite her strength and her plight as Jack s unlucky wife, she is truly an anti heroine For some readers, that may not be a bad thing Also, not all readers will dislike Faye some may admire her intelligence and her ability to raise herself up again There were times I felt exactly the same way And I will say I found The Golden Cage oddly enthralling, though it s not a whodunit in any sense I read it over a couple of days and could not put it down during certain sections Lackberg is clearly a very talented writer who can craft a story and will no doubt continue to produce strong books in the future Much thanks to Knopf and NetGalley for providing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review I loved this The Gilded Cage of the title refers to the situation that many trophy wives find themselves in Groomed to perfection, pampered and entitled, these wives of wealthy men are caught in a trap of their own making, striving to remain young and yummy while their balding husbands shop around for younger models Faye Adelheim had a very traumatic childhood She also did some things she would rather forget so she is determined to put all that behind her and make something of herself She w I loved this The Gilded Cage of the title refers to the situation that many trophy wives find themselves in Groomed to perfection, pampered and entitled, these wives of wealthy men are caught in a trap of their own making, striving to remain young and yummy while their balding husbands shop around for younger models Faye Adelheim had a very traumatic childhood She also did some things she would rather forget so she is determined to put all that behind her and make something of herself She was smart and enrolled in an economics business course at university There she met Jack, whom she later married, and her best friend Chris When Faye and Jack became an item, she put her course on hold to help him set up the company he started with his friend, Henrik As the company took off and the money rolled in, Jack encouraged Faye to take a back seat and focus on their home and their daughter Julienne.Cut to the present and things seem to be cooling between Faye and Jack Faye does everything she can to make life easier for Jack and remain attractive, but he is increasingly disparaging of her and spendstime than ever at work This is a marriage in big trouble When she comes home early one day and finds Jack in bed with his young assistant it is all over Faye thinks fine, she can get on with her life now but when Jack refuses to provide for her and Julienne, with all his wealth that Faye helped him to accumulate the red mist descends Faye reverts to her former persona and vows to crush Jack And now it gets really good.This is not a thriller as such nor even much of a mystery because you kind of know where it is heading I guess you could call it a revenge drama who doesn t like one of those and in that guise it was outstanding Normally I need a faster paced story This was slower but oh so compelling For me it was a real page turner I had to know how this played out This book is quite a departure from the author s previous books, the fantastic crime thrillers featuring Patrick Hedstr m But if you enjoy seeing the downtrodden get payback on their oppressors, you will love this story I know this book has very mixed reviews but I stand by my five stars Lackberg is an impressive author and this genre change seems to have upset some fans, although her writing remains outstanding I m on a roll with great books at the moment I ordered this book in the Norwegian edition, since it was released before the Swedish one that s how enthusiastic I was about reading another book from the queen of trashy crime I was disappointed from the get go, because the story seemed so predictable It kept that up right to the end, where I could for see every intended twist.The story is that of Faye, who drops out of university to support her boyfriend and then husband Jack in setting up a company The idea is hers Jack then makes a h I ordered this book in the Norwegian edition, since it was released before the Swedish one that s how enthusiastic I was about reading another book from the queen of trashy crime I was disappointed from the get go, because the story seemed so predictable It kept that up right to the end, where I could for see every intended twist.The story is that of Faye, who drops out of university to support her boyfriend and then husband Jack in setting up a company The idea is hers Jack then makes a housewife out of her, demeans her and eventually replaces her with a younger woman Faye is left with nothing because of the pre nup She decides to eke revenge by completely crushing Jack.The strong feminist message was compelling, albeit unrealistic I appreciate the idea of crushing those men who think women are lesser beings and who demean them, into dust I see repeatedly how women are underestimated and their efforts ignored I also see the opposite though the enthusiastic, supportive men who have never seen their female peers as anything less than equals So of course I rooted for Faye, even if her methods were ruthless but I didn t like her, and so, I didn t much enjoy the book 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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Golden Cage
  • Camilla Läckberg
  • English
  • 10 August 2019
  • 0525657975