The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye by David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye is the sixth book in the Millennium series. The first three books were written by Stieg Larson, and the newer books have been written by David Lagercrantz after Larson's death. All of the books were written in Swedish and translated to English. The series started when badass investigator, Lisbeth Salander is tasked with looking into Mikael Blomkvist, a recently disgraced journalist hired to look into a family by one of its own members. The two team up to solve the mystery of a missing girl and the duo's story as well as the mystery evolve from there. Each book surrounds one thing they are trying to solve, with differing levels of involvement by Salander and Blomkvist, although they are always the key players.  The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye is a great sequel to an amazing series. It has a great story, including murder, prison, blackmail, research, drama and intrigue.

If you haven't read the other novels yet, I suggest you read those now, the sixth book is a little hard to review without mildly spoiling the others.

In this novel, Salander, our tattooed main female character is in prison, due to some complications from previous books, and just so happens to be in one of the most corrupt prisons. As is her usual point of view, she aims to do something about it. Blomkvist is as per usual tied up in what she gets up to, as they are still close friends, and his sister is Salander's lawyer. Along the way though, they also get pulled into another narrative which sees the involvement of an old friend of Salander's as well as many people from her past. In this narrative, we find out a lot about Salander's childhood which is always very interesting to me. Salander and Blomkvist are supported by some great new characters, including one of her fellow prisoners, their warden, some criminals, and some goodies stuck in the middle. So basically a classic Millennium novel cast of characters.

The novels are so well written, with the perfect balance of crime, the dark web, fighting, and mystery, which is just amazing. The translations are always well done, as well. I listened to this book on Audible, and it was a well presented audiobook, as they so often are. Each of the books in this series have been voiced by Saul Reichlin, at least that's the version I listen to, and his voice both suits the story, and is so easy to listen to. Those audiobook producers really know what they are doing.

If you've never read any of the Millennium books, I suggest you head to Audible, your favourite bookstore, or your local library and get started right now. They are so good, with both the issues they face and Salander's badass ability to fight injustice head on. Plus, who doesn't love a tattooed, crime-fighting, people saving gal in their reading.

Emma

 

The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye by David Lagercrantz | Book Review | Emma Louisa