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Publisher's Summary

A woman who has everything....

People would kill to have Faye Adelheim’s life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything she’s ever wanted and she has an adorable daughter who lights up her world. Faye’s life is perfect.

So how is it, then, that she now finds herself in a police station?

The truth is that Faye’s life is far from what it seems. The truth is that Faye isn’t even her real name. And now she’s been caught out. There’s no way she’s going to go down without a fight. The only question is – who will escape with their life?

©2020 Camilla Lackberg (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A top-class Scandinavian crime writer." (The Times)

"A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness." (Karin Slaughter)

"Lackberg is an expert at mixing scenes of domestic cosiness with blood-curdling horror." (Guardian)

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  • A. P. Hughes
  • 07-24-20

sexist rant

I guess the author got the rough end of a divorce prior to writing this rubbish.
According to this book all men are stupid unfaithful sex addicts incapable of thought when their trousers are lowered and are only a success because of their clever wives who reign supreme and defeat them by using their astonishing and under appreciated superior intellect.
This is frankly the most sexist book I've had the misery of listening to. If it were the other way around and written by a man he'd be had up for sexual prejudice and berated for female stereotyping!

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  • Mr William Dewar
  • 07-25-20

Not for me

I love the Patrick Hedstrom novels by this author but found this tedious beyond, had to give up with 7 hours to go which is unusual for me.

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  • Nicks
  • 04-15-20

5 stars!

My first book by Camilla Lackberg and what a great surprise! Her writing style is wonderful and you would not know the book wasn't originally in English (in fact the grammar is better as no colloquialisms). Intriguing storyline and the narrator did a superb job, her voice was perfect for the main character. (There are a few sex scenes so just a warning for those who might not like that).

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  • Missharkiss
  • 01-29-21

Too feminist and frustrating

The story itself wasn’t very enjoyable, I’m a Camilla fan and I’ve read loads of her books in Danish and the stories have been interesting, but this one seems too much about revenge and there is too much swearing in it, making it all sound too cheap. I’ve pretty much lost interest after the first few chapters.
I will finish it, but I also find one of the narrator’s voices annoying, there is a constant lip smacking and swallowing noise that is way too disrupting. Not to mention her inability to pronounce place names correctly. “Chamonix” (Sends shivers down my spine).

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  • Mrs J A Dunn
  • 10-14-20

Excellent

Wonderful revenge thriller, suspenseful and satisfying. Can’t recommend this book and this author highly enough.

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  • M
  • 04-09-20

Best Writer

Faye is very smart but very needy from an horrific childhood and all she wanted was a good marriage. It is not difficult to understand why she set up her father and husband but why did she have to kill unimportant Victor who was forgotten in the book as soon as she walked away? That is the dark part. I listen with ear pods; there was no sudden blasting music and the narration didn't offend my ears. Excellent story, I have read all her books and would rate this one more that five.

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  • Nmistry33
  • 11-10-20

great book

loved it and now I'm looking for the next to listen too by Camilla

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  • iThink2022
  • 01-19-22

Stunning narration

Stunning narration brings spellbinding story so beautifully to life that I found it difficult not to lsten until the very end of the book in one sitting. Brilliant. Can't wait to read the next Camilla Lackberg. Thank you Audible.

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  • Johanna
  • 01-13-22

Appalling

There was a time about ten years ago when I couldn’t get enough of Camilla’s books. Two chapters in (two painful chapters) and I just couldn’t go on. What a boring book. Poorly written and just utter rubbish. The narration was great. I think my lackberg days are over sadly.

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  • Julie Stenning
  • 05-02-21

Fabulous plot

The listener is deliberately kept guessing about what led to the events described at the beginning. The resolution was worth the wait.

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  • Nila
  • 12-31-20

Brilliant storyline

Listened to this in 1 sitting, unable to even pause it. It's a brilliant story line & read perfectly by the narrator

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  • Jane Reynolds
  • 07-05-20

Difficult to listen to

Very disappointed with this book. Hard to enjoy a story with main character who spent too much of her life twisted up with revenge, secrets and deception. A real man-hating bore.
Lackberg's other books will stay on my list though, as several reviews indicate this was a departure from the norm.
The narrators were good.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-20

Brilliant!

Loved this book, kept me guessing till the end, narrators were brilliant also. I highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-30-20

Unsure

Unsure when started this book when got into it was really terrific. I found the narration annoying in parts . love the twist and turns First time I have listened to this author and looking forward to reading more. overall good story. this book a must to read . if I could of given a high e r rating I would of.

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  • Nicola Cuder
  • 06-18-20

Couldn’t put it down

I loved this book, couldn’t put it down and was sorry it finished. If you don’t mind the explicit sexual narrative then this is a cracking story. There is nothing like a woman scorned....

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  • Rowena Buchanan
  • 06-25-22

Flashbacks easier with two voices

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I thought that the use of two voices really helped with the dual timeline. Well done to the producers. I hope others will use this technique for dual timelines in audiobooks in the future.

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  • Karen Harding
  • 06-16-22

Great narration not sure about story

Nearly gave up on this during part 1 but story switched up a gear in part 2. Narration was excellent but found story mundane and predictable at times. Wasn't really sure how I should view main character and don't think I'll bother reading second book

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  • Loretta.
  • 04-19-22

The Gilded Cage by Camilla Läckberg,Neil Smith

he had it comming Thank you Camilla ,Neil .Thank you Eleanor Winters,Josie Dunn for reading to me
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-31-22

Ok

The storyline was ok. The sex scenes however felt as if a 17 year old male had added them in afterward as a joke. They felt really disjointed and out of place with the rest of the story. The author did however capture the relationship between the main character and her husband perfectly but the the sex scenes really didn't add to the story in any way they just seemed out of place.

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  • Mary Punzalan
  • 03-27-22

Brilliant

Could not stop listening! Perfect narration, excellent story, awesome twists. Highly recommended. Wil be buying her 2nd book in this series now!