**THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO IS BACK!**
**The sixth in the Millennium series - more than 100 million copies sold worldwide**
"Expertly told, the plot crackles with life" DAILY MAIL
"Salander is centre stage . . . A pacy read" SUNDAY EXPRESS
"Exciting and disturbing" LITERARY REVIEW
"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever" NEW YORK TIMES
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO HAS FRESH OUTRAGE TO AVENGE
As Salander follows the scorched trail of her twin sister to Moscow, Blomkvist fears for her safety.
He should, perhaps, be more concerned for himself. The murder of a homeless man on the streets of Stockholm has drawn him into a conspiracy that scales the heights of Everest and plunges to the depths of Russia's criminal underworld.
And now Lisbeth will face her nemesis. For the girl with the dragon tattoo, the personal is always political - and ultimately deadly.
"A unique concoction that should leave Salander's legion of followers clamoring for more" Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We couldn’t wait to see how David Lagercrantz would end his three-volume continuation of the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. We’re pleased to report that The Girl Who Lived Twice wraps up the story even better than our fervent hopes. Genius hacker Lisbeth Salander has gone underground, shedding her punky hair and piercings to disguise herself as she hunts down her evil twin Camilla. Meanwhile, crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist delves into the life of a mysterious homeless man who died with Blomkvist’s private phone number in his pocket. Russian mobsters, online troll farms, corrupt politicians and a disastrous expedition on Mount Everest all figure into the fast-moving plot, which builds to a heart-stopping climax.
Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist takes center stage in Lagercrantz's exciting third addition to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series (after 2017's The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye). Lisbeth Salandar, the girl with the famous dragon tattoo, has been off traveling around Europe and not responding to Blomkvist's emails, which has left him working halfheartedly on a story about Russian computer trolls. Then he receives a phone call from a medical examiner who tells him a dwarf has been found dead on a Stockholm street with Blomkvist's phone number in his pocket. This is far more interesting than Russian trolls, and after Blomkvist enlists Lisbeth's help, she figures out that the man was not a dwarf, but a Sherpa, which leads them to a deadly Everest expedition involving the Swedish defense minister. When Blomkvist gets into trouble, Lisbeth comes to his rescue. Lisbeth's plan to kill her evil twin sister, Camilla, provides a diverting subplot. A tantalizing ending hints at important changes for Blomkvist and Lisbeth ahead. Series fans will be pleased with the thoughtful way Lagercrantz develops the character of their beloved action heroine in this worthy outing.
Not at his best
When Lagercrantz took over Larsson after the original author died, he really did a magnificent job and I truly enjoyed the storylines and characters as I did initially. I was truly impressed.
Here, I have been confounded as I did not recognise Salander as the determined hardcore hero. There is an inner dimension that is now missing. As if after a few books, her essence had been distilled to extinction.
Also, the repetition of “that” back to back in sentences like “that that”, felt really awkward. It may be that the translation from Swedish to English was poor. Although there's not necessarily anything wrong with this, grammatically speaking, it still bothered me. Like a written stutter. It stopped me on my tracks, making me read the sentences over and over again, to see if I had missed a word. Only to realise it was just another “that that”.
I am not sure if I would buy the next book. If there were to be one.
She just burns down a house and goes away?
Such a lazy disappointing ending. I appreciate the situation around these books but it’s a real shame they ended so poorly. This whole book seemed rushed and not very well planned
I am a big fan of the original trilogy and enjoyed the two follow ups. It disappoints me to say however that this final instalment is simply a convoluted mess. While I could go on for days about the uninspiring, anti climactic plot and paper thin character development, I think the transformation of Salander into complete Mary Sue is what irks me the most. Larssons trilogy was subtlety exceptional and the first two follow ups were solid, good reads. The girl who lived twice has very little in the way of redeeming features and a sad end to a once outstanding series.