Remember when David Lagercrantz decided to take on the Lisbeth Salander trilogy (you know, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, etc.) after its author, Stieg Larsson passed away, and continue the series with the book The Girl in the Spider’s Web? And remember how I said give him a chance because he’s really good? (If you missed the last review, read it here). Well it’s a really good thing he kept writing because The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye was a super fast, spectacular read. I hope David Lagercrantz keeps writing more books in this series because there are still so many untold stories there.
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye sort of loosely continues on from where The Girl in the Spider’s Web leaves off. Lisbeth Salander is in prison, her 2-month sentence nearing an end. As usual, she stands up for what she believes in, while she works on unlocking a certain secret of her past, based on a memory. Salander’s journalist friend Mikael Blomkvist is back too, uncovering a story for another hit exposé in Millenium – the two paths collide as Salander’s childhood secret comes to light. Another fast-paced nail biter!
I didn’t have much time to read in the last couple of months of 2017, but once I went into total holiday break mode, after we were done will all Christmas related family things, I sunk into my couch by the fireplace, rapidly turning the pages of this book.
Can’t wait to read more by Lagercrantz – sure hope he’s got more coming soon!