The Gilded Cage

Paperback edition released 02/04/2020

by Camilla Lackberg

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Gilded Cage

An intriguing psychological thriller and disturbing domestic noir, featuring secrets, lies, manipulation and shocking revelations.

The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg is an intriguing psychological thriller and disturbing domestic noir. Faye seems to have it all – the perfect husband, the perfect daughter, the perfect house, the perfect life... Yet she’s spent much of her life running away from her very dark past. The book shows that no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors and who people really are.


The book is set in the Swedish city of Stockholm. Its beautiful vivid descriptions are perfect for audiobook – I felt as though I could see the characters and their surroundings just as much as I could hear them. The narrator has a chilling voice, which certainly adds atmosphere, and the narrative makes astute observations of people’s mannerisms and interactions, bringing the characters and story to life. The book does contain quite a bit of explicit sexual content though, so maybe check who’s listening in the background!


The Gilded Cage switches between the past and present, following Faye and her husband Jack from the moment they met until the present day. This is a tale of love, friendship, betrayal and revenge, featuring secrets, lies, manipulation and shocking revelations. Faye certainly isn’t who her friends and family think she is – she’s craving love and attention from her often-distant husband and will do anything to get it. She’s very mixed up and very chilling – a character that’s difficult to warm to and one that you’ll love to hate. But is she really a psychopath and how much has she been shaped by her past?


The Gilded Cage is a book that will thrill, shock and entertain its readers – and certainly not for the fainthearted!

Victoria Goldman

The Gilded Cage Synopsis

'A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness' No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter All that glitters... 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? Camilla Lackberg's books have sold over 28 million copies worldwide! 'The queen of Swedish noir' iNews 'Lackberg's new embrace of a terrifying revenge scenario furnishes visceral psychological crime' Financial Times 'Smart, unflinching... [a] novel of female empowerment and triumph over the patriarchy'New York Times Book Review 'A fast-paced psychological thriller about betrayal, sex, money, and a scorned wife's revenge a la Gone Girl' Buzzfeed 'Insightful, addictive - and twisted!' In Touch 'A sexy, deliciously dark journey' Los Angeles Times 'A twisty tale set squarely inside the world of the very rich and very fabulous' Glamour US 'Sexy... exquisite... scorching' Publishers Weekly 'An extremely satisfying thriller from the ever-compelling Camilla Lackberg... One of the most twisted and triumphant revenge thrillers I've ever come across' CrimeReads 'A chilling, timely read sure to thrill her international legion of fans!' Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Confessions On The 7:45

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780008283735
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Camilla Lackberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Camilla Lackberg is a worldwide bestseller renowned for her brilliant contemporary psychological thrillers. Her novels have sold over 28 million copies in 43 countries with translations into 37 languages.

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