NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series continues with this “engrossing” novel (USA Today) as brilliant hacker Lisbeth Salander teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to uncover the secrets of her childhood and take revenge. • Also known as the Millennium series
Lisbeth Salander—obstinate outsider, volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—seizes on a chance to unearth her mysterious past once and for all. And she will let nothing stop her—not the Islamists she enrages by rescuing a young woman from their brutality; not the prison gang leader who passes a death sentence on her; not the deadly reach of her long-lost twin sister, Camilla; and not the people who will do anything to keep buried knowledge of a sinister pseudoscientific experiment known only as The Registry. Once again, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the world's most insidious problems.
Look for the latest book in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, The Girl in the Eagle's Talons, coming soon!
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.
Fun read, but…
Good book all in all and kept me interested. However, I can’t help but notice that Lisbeth and Blomkvist become almost secondary characters that do more or less the same thing they did in the last book. I miss seeing and hearing more about them, but the other, new characters are exciting, too.
Very well written! Almost couldn’t tell the difference between Larson and Lagercrantz!!
Excellently written, very spellbinding!
The Girl who got eye for an eye
It is kind of predictable and from what I read there is a big build up to a climax of the story then the ending bombs out in 1 chapter
Could be rewritten into great story- it’s more of a bridge to another book. Fodder filler.