The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye - David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye

By David Lagercrantz

  • Release Date: 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 56 Ratings)

Description

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.

Reviews

  • Just plain boring!

    2
    By trsilvius
    Way too many new characters in subplots. We are interested in life sander and Mikell and not all the background on new characters. The subplots in the fifth book, draw from the reason of purchase. In short, it stunk!
  • It's good but I could be better.

    4
    By Melli mellow
    I read the whole thing in less than 24 hours. If I didn't have to work and take care of my family, it would have been better. Yes, it's that suspenseful. I genuinely felt good and bad, elated and disappointed, sad and happy, for the characters, that is. But they all were a little off, as if the writer didn't get to know them enough, because they are doing things that they would have never done for Stieg Larson. Stand alone, it's an excellent effort! Part of a Salander legacy, it's heavy-handed, implausible and uneven. It's understandable, the first books had a cause to rally around, violence against women. This book does not... So either don't read it or consider the characters anew, without their back stories. And then it's worth every second!
  • Preposterous

    3
    By Dgb65
    Need to get back to the simple terror and suspense that made this franchise great.
  • Awful

    1
    By NC Slim
    Do not waste your money on this, whatever it was. This is not anything like the other Dragon Tattoo novels. I have no idea, beyond making money from the title and his connection to Stieg Larson, why he bothered to write it. Please Mr. Lagercrantz, find something else to do.
  • Just made 3 stars

    3
    By FaithFilled&Thankful75!
    I'm an admitted fan girl of Lisbeth & Mikael, but with the latest addition to the Millennium Series Im strongly considering going on a "break" with the Author. I only kept reading because I started it and was curious enough to see why I cared about the multiple story lines. Unfortunately I wasn't rewarded in the end for hanging in there. I beg the Authors trying to carry this series to please reread the original 3 novels, and on the next round, bring back some of that energy & grit I used to love about my two favorite characters.
  • Wow!

    5
    By Discerning Reader
    This is a great book, a fine continuation of the trilogy, I have read them all and think Mr. Legercrantz is an excellent writer, to continue this series.
  • Convoluted

    3
    By carocross
    I agree with two other reviewers one who awarded 5 stars and one who awarded one. I'm really more interested in Elisabeth and Mikael. However it was stillinteresting. Would recommend if you are a fan of the series
  • Don't waste your money.

    1
    By zoopilic
    As an avid fan and reader of the Salander series, I've always loved the story of her and around her. This book however has no story, it reads more like a police report, as in here's your dates, times, places, and persons involved. No real development of characters, no real background, just kind of slapped together. It's as if the the writer doesn't care about the series anymore, just wants to shove another book off the press.
  • Great story, continues the saga

    5
    By agentsparky
    More like the original series than The Girl in the Spider's Web. The plot comes to a satisfying conclusion but Salander and Blomkvist spend most of the book in separate stories and I missed the satisfaction of more interplay between the leading two partners in this series. Without revealing too much detail,The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, rediscovers characters and institutions from Lisbeth's past and they continue their roles as purveyors of evil or justice. More is discovered about Lisbeth's back story and I wonder where Lagercrantz takes it from here. I hope future books in the series are published, but I also hope the author focuses more on plot suspense and more intimate character development.

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