En bur av guld – The Golden Cage

By Camilla Läckberg

On the surface, Faye appears to have everything. A perfect husband, a beloved daughter and a luxurious apartment in the finest part of Stockholm. But dark memories from her childhood in Fjällbacka haunt her and she feels more and more like she’s trapped in a golden cage. She was once a strong and ambitious woman, before she gave it all up for her husband Jack.  

When he deceives her, Faye’s entire world falls to pieces and she is left with nothing. She is utterly devastated, until she decides to retaliate and exact a cruel revenge..  

The Golden Cage is a fearless novel about a woman who was used and betrayed, until she takes charge of own fate. A dramatic story about deceit, redemption and revenge.

In 2021 The Golden Cage was awarded a “diamond book” from the Swedish publisher since it has sold over 300.000 copies.


First published 11th of April 2019.


Golden Cage […] keeps up a high tempo all the way through and is carried by a controlled, well-articulated rage over the state of things, over the doomed love that fells us all, and the helpless women who stay in their cages, refusing to see the contempt of their husbands. This is a style that suits Camilla Läckberg to a T, in a genre that has left the disdain behind.
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter

The latest Camilla Läckberg is more driven and contemporary […] The entertainment value is great, the final twist extremely striking.

Golden Cage is an entertaining page-turner that aims at really thrilling revenge drama.
Skånska Dagbladet

Camilla Läckberg leaves Fjällbacka and enters the glamorous environment in Stockholm. In a smart thriller she portrays the degradation on an everyday level – and someone who finally strikes back. The culture writer Inger Melin is affected… Skillfully written and gruesomely comprehensible, like Agnes Lidbeck’s ‘Supporting Act’ (Finna sig) but set in a millionaire setting… It’s an updated ‘The Life and Loves of a She-Devil’… It’s very readable, driven. Camilla Läckberg has always been superb at creating redoubled excitement by telling the story in several timetables. 

Topical, sharp and elegant… It’s believable and the story is skillfully told… When I get to the thrilling and magnificent ending I shudder.

An extremely satisfying thriller from the ever-compelling Camilla Läckberg, The Golden Cage begins with an anxious housewife trapped in a loveless marriage that she’s determined to hold together, and soon evolves into one of the most twisted and triumphant revenge thrillers I’ve ever come across.

In The Golden Cage, the newest thriller from Camilla Läckberg, trophy wife Faye […] takes revenge on her rich adulterous in a genius way.
De Telegraaf

Perfectly realistic, breathtaking and feminist, the new novel from the Scandinavian queen of crime is a total success.

An explosive cocktail of intelligence, cruelty and willpower, all sprinkled with a good dose of feminism. A pure delight!
Florence Dalmas, Le Dauphiné Libéré/ Vaucluse Matin

A very intelligent psycho-thriller with a twist – and a brilliant ending which you would never expect.
Lesen und Hören

Camilla Läckberg continues astonishing her readers. And to rock the book market and the rankings every time she publishes a novel.

Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg, a best-selling crime novelist, experiments in A Golden Cage with sex, revenge and female stereotypes. Sex and blood, the key to success.
El País

This also had one of the best first and last pages I’ve ever read, if you can read page one and not have your jaw hanging opening I would be shocked and the last line reveal was 🔥 Definitely recommended as a summer thriller, I’m telling you guys this was hot, wicked and so much fun! 
Novelgossip (Instagram)

I’m about halfway through this & it’s equal parts sexy & dark & I love it. I’m always a fan of a good revenge story & this one is setting up to be all that & more! 
k2reader ( Instagram)

It’s always refreshing when you happen across a cleverly written thriller and Läckberg has done just that. What’s more perfect for summer reading than a dark, titillating psychological thriller? Nothing tickles my fancy more than a story of revenge executed perfectly. And Readers: I can confirm the cover matches the words inside. THE GOLDEN CAGE is sensational, sexy, and surprising!
shereadswithcats (Instagram)

I couldn’t get enough of the drama. Imagine going into full on revenge mode to protect you and what you most love. This title is a MUST for your Summer Beach Reads, Binge Reads, Worthy Suspense Reads, and all the readings lists related. I definitely, definitely recommend it!
elliesinfinitebooks (blogger)

Smart, unflinching…  [a] novel of female empowerment and triumph over the patriarchy.
Mary Kubica, New York Times Book Review

The Golden Cage is a fast-paced psychological thriller about betrayal, sex, money, and a scorned wife’s revenge à la Gone Girl.
Dana Vogel, Buzzfeed

 Sexy, scandalous, and terrifying, this is the kind of suspense story you gobble up in one sitting.”
Real Simple

Insightful, addictive – and twisted! A.
In Touch

A sexy, deliciously dark journey.
Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times

Läckberg has made a career out of writing ingenious psychological suspense stories about vile people doing vile things… The Golden Cage tells a nasty tale about entrenched male domination in a supposedly enlightened society; great wealth and the soul rot it can breed; and the payback — oh, the sweet, sick payback of a woman used and spurned, rising up from the discard pile.
Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

One stunningly sexy and over-the-top psychological thriller about the wife of a billionaire entrepreneur whose intelligence and sacrifice is constantly undermined. Faye has some well-hidden secrets too, but she is about to take vengeance of epic proportions on her cheating husband, and, what’s the phrase? Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned.

This story is like if Big Little Lies and Gone Girl had a baby… Lackberg is a popular author in Sweden and it’s easy to see why — she writes a good tale of revenge…  Readers will want Faye to have her revenge and will be glad to see everything tied up at the end.
 Amy Phelps, Parkersburg News and Sentinel

The doyenne of Swedish crime fiction serves up a propulsive tale of a scorned woman who seeks to crush the husband who betrayed her and gets back at him by surreptitiously stealing his multimillion-dollar company out from under him. There’s enough haute couture, Cava, and hot sex to sate a devotee of romance fiction, but the real satisfaction comes in watching our heroine reclaim her fierceness.
O Magazine

A fabulous, frothy novel.
New York Post

A heart-pumping tale of twisty revenge. This sexy psychological thriller is Big Little Lies meets Gone Girl meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

An extremely satisfying thriller from the ever-compelling Camilla Läckberg, The Golden Cage begins with an anxious housewife trapped in a loveless marriage that she’s determined to hold together, and soon evolves into one of the most twisted and triumphant revenge thrillers I’ve ever come across.
Molly Odintz, CrimeReads

Written by European superstar Läckberg, this is a twisty tale set squarely inside the world of the very rich and very fabulous… Get that preorder on.

Comparisons to Gone Girl and Lisbeth Salander will undoubtedly be drawn, and the cunning revenge plot does justify those parallels, but there are satisfying themes of redemption, loyalty, and power here that push the story beyond vengeance. A darkly glamorous and utterly absorbing departure.

Läckberg outdoes herself with this delectable tale of revenge… Sexy… exquisite... scorching… The poignant insights into women’s capacity for self-sacrifice, multidimensional characterizations, and celebration of female ingenuity will resonate with many. Läckberg reinforces her position as the thriller queen of Scandinavia.
Publishers Weekly, starred

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… A deliciously inventive thriller brimming with sex, secrets, and scandal.

The Golden Cage is a twisting, brutal tale of betrayal and revenge. Lackberg paints a vivid portrait of a dark and complicated anti-heroine who is both the abused and abuser, victim and victimizer. A chilling, timely read sure to thrill her international legion of fans!
Lisa Unger, New York Times best-selling author of The Stranger Inside

A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness—The Golden Cage is tensely and skillfully drawn.
Karin Slaughter, author of 19 international best-selling novels

It’s about time that Americans get to savor the delicious twists and bad behavior that mark a Camilla Läckberg thriller.  The Golden Cage is a wonderful, take-no-prisoners mashup of Gone Girl, Billions, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
Chris Bohjalian, New York Times best-selling author of The Flight Attendant and The Red Lotus

Camilla Läckberg is a master of psychological suspense: she grabbed me by the throat with this sharply written, wildly entertaining tale of wealth, power and revenge and kept me up straight through the night. The Golden Cage may be my first exposure to Europe’s “Queen of Crime” but it certainly won’t be my last. I’m a Läckberg fan for life.
Cristina Alger, New York Times best-selling author of Girls Like Us


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