Book five in the Millennium series and an instant New York Times Bestseller, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel continues Stieg Larsson’s Millennium and does not disappoint in the least, a rollicking crime thriller that will continue to delight fans of Lisbeth Salander. This time Lisbeth, a professional hacker, is determined to uncover the mystery of her childhood with the help of investigative journalist Mikael. With powerful enemies determined to stop her, including Islamists who are furious at her for rescuing a woman from brutality, and the bad guys who will go any length to stop her from knowing about The Registry. Does she stand a chance this time?
In the Larssonian tradition, David Lagercrantz resurrects characters that are very compelling, insanely sophisticated, and created to face any form of challenges. The novel is cunningly plotted, with twists and surprises like the role of Camilla, the twin sister of the protagonist, and deep layers that will give readers the thrills and keep their eyes wide open, in admiration, as they follow the characters through the swashbuckling action.
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye: A Lisbeth Salander Novel is a worthy tribute to the creation of Lisbeth Salander, a thriller with deep political underpinnings and a powerful indictment of the greed that is nurtured in the hearts of those who oppress and rob others of their dignity for their selfish ends. The writing is stellar, with descriptions that are filled with clarity and strong imagery. But it was David Lagercrantz’ gift for character that had me turning the pages. A book that grabs your attention and keeps you turning the pages until its satisfying denouement.