The Golden Cage

Also available in: Spanish

Synopsis of The Golden Cage

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.

Synopsis of The Golden Cage, by Camilla Läckberg, taken from Amazon

Review of The Golden Cage – Camilla Läckberg

The Golden Cage is entertaining but that’s it.

The story has been dealt with extensively. Without going any further, lately I’ve read three books (including this one) with the same approach. Women that get married very much in love and, once married, the perfect husband changes. They are relegated to the role of housewives, almost maids, undervalued and abused emotionally and, sometimes, physically.

In one of the books, a woman is killed; in another one, the one deceased is the husband; and in this one, the wife takes revenge on her husband.

Focusing on The Golden Cage, the novel by Camilla Läckberg, I was quite disappointed. The part of the married life, the revenge and the ending are like a mixture of several books (and not just the three I mentioned).

Regarding the development of the story, I think everything is dealt with in a rush, and at a very simple and shallow level. Not even the ending felt original. I’ve seen it in more than one occasion in movies or television or, even, in episodes of crime shows.

I’m giving it three stars because it’s not worse than a lot of books going around, and because the writing, as always, is very correct.

But, honestly, Läckberg is better off doing more installments of the Fjällbacka series.

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Later published as: The Gilded Cage

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN 9780525657972
Original title: En bur av guld

Language: English

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