The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

About the book

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder – and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.
He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.
But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

Reviewed by Goodworth Clatford WI

The author’s background strongly influenced the book. Strong characters. Some of the plot definitely unsavoury. Some sympathy for Salander. The book changed our views of Sweden.
Star rating ***

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2 thoughts on “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson”

  1. Reviewed by Ringwood Readers
    Exciting/page turner. Looking forward to reading sequels. Taught about Sweden. Everyone enjoyed. Rattling good yarn. Interesting characters.
    star rating ****


  2. Review by Breakaway Group
    Very enjoyable – kept everyone involved. Felt the character of Lisbeth was very well drawn.
    Star rating: ***


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