REVIEW: THE GOLDEN CAGE, BY CAMILLA LACKBERG

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.

 

There is something cold and calculating about Faye, in The Golden Cage. Yes, her husband Jack, is a monster. And so was her father all those years ago. But has she taken her need for revenge to a whole new level?

Watching the drama of Faye picking up the pieces after her mother’s presumed death; then following the way she dealt with inconvenient people along the way; and then how she almost immediately knew how to plan what to do about Jack felt like a bridge too far. But it was also delicious!

Who doesn’t want to root for a woman like Faye, especially after the betrayals she has suffered?

Even though I had guessed how some of the revenge would play out, I couldn’t wait to watch it all unfold. Definitely an intriguing tale that kept me glued to the pages. 4.5 stars.

***My e-ARC came from the publisher via NetGalley.

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