THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO LIVES ON.
Lisbeth Salander is an unstoppable force:
Sentenced to two months in Flodberga women's prison for saving a young boy's life by any means necessary, Salander refuses to say anything in her own defence. She has more important things on her mind.
Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains. For him, it looks to be an important expose for Millennium. For her, it could unlock the facts of her childhood.
Even from a corrupt prison system run largely by the inmates, Salander will stand up for what she believes in, whatever the cost. And she will seek the truth that is somehow connected with her childhood memory, of a woman with a blazing birthmark on her neck - that looked as if it had been burned by a dragon's fire . . .
The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.
Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding
Lagercrantz's excellent second contribution to Stieg Larsson's Millennium series finds Lisbeth Salander serving a two-month sentence in Flodberga, the only maximum security women's prison in Sweden, for unlawful use of property and reckless endangerment stemming from a murder case chronicled in 2015's The Girl in the Spider's Web. Lisbeth doesn't mind her incarceration, since it allows her to work on her attempt to combine quantum mechanics with the theory of relativity, but she's annoyed that her section of the prison has been taken over by gang leader Benito Andersson, who's torturing a beautiful young Bangladeshi prisoner, Faria Kazi, a convicted murderer. Lisbeth is also troubled by a visit from her old guardian, Holger Palmgren, who informs her that he has some startling information: Lisbeth might have been part of a study dealing with twins when she was a patient at St. Stefan's psychiatric clinic for children. Determined to learn more about this study, Lisbeth asks her friend Mikael Blomkvist, editor of Millennium magazine, for help. After her release, Lisbeth investigates the case of the Bangladeshi prisoner, and Blomkvist delves into Lisbeth's childhood. Eventually, these twisting plot lines tie together in this complicated, fascinating mystery. As a bonus, readers learn the meaning of the dragon tattoo on Lisbeth's back.
I could not put it down, I was so caught up in the storyline I almost felt I was there with them.
The girl who takes an eye for an eye
The best of the Lagercrantz novels so far. More succinct, not so long-winded. In fact, closer to the Larsson originals.
I enjoyed very much.
I like this book