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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

A Lisbeth Salander novel

by David Lagercrantz

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The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz
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  • Published Sep 2017
    368 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others—even she has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might finally, fully explain her to herself. Now, when she sees a chance to uncover them once and for all, she enlists the help of Mikael Blomkvist, the editor of the muckraking, investigative journal Millennium. 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, together, are the fierce heart of a thrilling full-tilt novel that takes on some of the most insidious problems facing the world at this very moment.

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"Starred Review. [A] complicated, fascinating mystery. As a bonus, readers learn the meaning of the dragon tattoo on Lisbeth's back." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying true to the framework created by the late Stieg Larsson. ... In this new world where everything is suspect, including proclaimed facts, it is the dragons that protect and avenge the downtrodden." - Booklist

"Tattoo artists will be interested in the as-if-born-in-fire origins of Lisbeth's body art, while fans of Larsson, while perhaps not thrilled, certainly won't be disappointed." - Kirkus Reviews

"Wonderful ... It would be hard to imagine a sequel more faithful to its work of origin than this one. ... Salander, though, emerges as the most dramatic, charismatic and effective investigator of them all: weak in social skills but unmatched in speaking blunt truth to corrupt power." - The Wall Street Journal

"Engrossing ... arresting ... imbued with a grit and gumption that would make Larsson proud." - USA Today

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amorris

the girl who takes an eye for an eye
I love the Millenium trilogy and enjoyed The girl in the spiders web. Have just finished The girl who takes an eye for an eye and found it to be very messy. Too many new people and not enough concentration on Salander He hasn't kept the plot as defined as his previous book.

Dpfaef

Shadows of their former selves
While, I enjoyed this 5th installment of the Lisbeth Salander saga, The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye, this book doesn’t have the depth of original series. There is just something missing, I felt that the plot was just a little weak and didn’t have the same intricate balance that the first two books had.

The story was just not big enough to handle the mythical character, Lisbeth Salander. In the earlier books written by Larrson, the plot revolved around the characters, they were the forefront of the story. In this book the story was in the forefront not the characters. Lisbeth was some how diminished, along with Mikhael Blomkvist became mere shadows of their former selves.

Jackie Zucker

Larson's characters in a unbelievable mixed up plot
Very dissappointing. Loved Larsons books. Lizabeth always took a leap of faith to believe in her physical abilities. In this book it becomes ridiulous Plus going back and forth in time became irritating

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David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz is an acclaimed Swedish journalist and author. He has worked as a crime reporter for Expressen and has written several novels, including the #1 best-selling The Girl in the Spider's Web. He worked with international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his memoir I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which was short-listed for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award and nominated for the August Prize in Sweden. Visit Davis at www.davidlagercrantz.se.

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