When I finished reading the new novel by Lilja Sigurdardóttir, who debuted more than successfully with Snare, I couldn't help but feel a bit disappointed. Though Trap is an enjoyable and entertaining crime book, it seems that it lacks the originality of the writer's previous novel and while it has a well-woven plot which keeps the reader interested, the tempo is somehow flat and anti-climactic, never reaching a peak. In my opinion, this is the book's main problem along with the under-representation of some of the previous book's main characters (Bragi). Overall, I would say it is a worthwhile book that every Nordic noir fan should check out but those who are familiar with the first novel of this series may feel a little bit disheartened.
Reykjavík Noir Trilogy #2