The golden cage : a novel / Camilla Läckberg ; translated by Neil Smith.

By: Läckberg, Camilla, 1974-
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020Edition: First editionDescription: 352 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9780525657972; 0525657975Subject(s): Man-woman relationships -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction | Revenge -- FictionSummary: "An 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 knees. Faye 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 more and more 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 façade 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 more. In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman's revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing."-- Provided by publisher.
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"A sexy, deliciously dark journey."<br> -- Los Angeles Times <br> <br> A CrimeReads Most Anticipated Book of 2020<br> <br> An 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 knees. <br> <br> Faye 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 more and more 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 façade 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 more. In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman's revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing.

"An 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 knees. Faye 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 more and more 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 façade 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 more. In this splashy, electrifying story of sex, betrayal, and secrets, a woman's revenge is a brutal but beautiful thing."-- Provided by publisher.

Translated from the Swedish.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">"Couldn't she just be injured?" Faye said. She looked down at the table, unable to meet their gaze. A brief moment of hesitation. Then a sympathetic voice. "There's an awful lot of blood. From such a small body. But I don't want to speculate until a medical examiner has made an evaluation." Faye nodded. Someone gave her a transparent plastic cup of water, she was shaking so much as she raised it to her lips that a few drops ran down her chin and dripped onto her blouse. The blonde policewoman with the kind blue eyes leaned forward and gave her a tissue to dry herself with. She wiped herself slowly. The water was going to leave nasty blotches on the silk blouse. Not that it mattered any more. "There's no doubt, then? None at all?" The female police officer glanced at her colleague, then shook her head. She chose her words carefully, "Like I said, a doctor needs to reach a ver-dict based on the evidence at the crime scene. But as things stand, everything points toward the same explanation: that your ex- husband, Jack, has killed your daughter." Faye closed her eyes and stifled a sob. Excerpted from The Golden Cage: A Novel by Camilla Läckberg All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Kirkus Book Review

Faye Adelheim has it all--a wealthy, handsome husband, an expensive home, and a beautiful little girl. But when her fairy-tale life fractures, how far will she go to exact revenge? Läckberg, the mistress of Scandinavian noir, returns with a smart riff on women's thrillers: This is Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl with some 9 to 5 tossed in for good measure. Having grown up in a small town, Faye independently makes her way to Stockholm changes her name, and eventually secures a spot in the prestigious Stockholm School of Economics, where she meets her best friend, Chris, and her future husband, Jack. While Jack builds his first business (virtually forgetting that Faye helped come up with the idea for the company), Faye abandons her studies to support them by waiting tables. She even signs a prenuptial agreement that guarantees her nothing, trusting in Jack's love. Once married, Faye stays home, her career essentially dead, but Jack's thrives, emboldening him to insult and degrade her. And while Jack's business takes him on glamorous trips, Faye finds herself killing time and numbing her pain by drinking with the other women caught in golden cages. That is, until she discovers Jack's affair; their divorce leaves her practically penniless. Despite her pitiful predicament, Faye isn't entirely without resources. Certainly, she has Chris, who's founded her own hair-care empire and become a wildly successful businesswoman. She also has rage, and she quickly channels that rage into her business acumen, developing a plan not only to take down Jack, but also to market a product to jilted woman (and isn't that nearly all women?). Yet as Faye begins dismantling Jack's life, Läckberg deftly teases the reader by dropping clues to Faye's dark past. We can't help but wonder if she's done this before. A deliciously inventive thriller brimming with sex, secrets, and scandal. Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
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