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

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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo does not forgive.

Salander is confined to the secure unit of a women’s prison, with violence all around her, but for a hacker of her skills there are no boundaries.

She gives Mikael Blomkvist a lead that could give him an important expose for Millennium magazine, an investigation into a sinister experiment that may also unlock the mystery of her harrowing childhood.

The dragon inked into Salander’s back is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight the injustice reminder of her pledge to fight the injustice she finds on every side, and she will discover the truth, whatever the cost.

Published: Sept 2017
Published Edition: April 2018
Publishers: Maclehose Press
Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 448

Format of reading: Paperback/Hardback (I own both copies, started in the hardback but finished in paperback)

Goodreads Star Rating: 🌟🌟🌟

Review

“I said it was the same fire that burns inside everyone who is being trampled on. The same fire that can turn us into ashes and waste, but which sometimes, if some old fool like Holger spots us, plays chess with us and talks to us and just takes an interest, can become something totally different: a force which allows us to strike back”

I really like this quote from the book it’s more of the meaning as to who Lisbeth has a dragon tattoo but it is a really good description of Lisbeth herself.

I have a lot of mixed feelings about Lagercranz continuation of the Millenium trilogy. And after reading this book I was even doubting picking it up the next one (if there is one). The plot was dry, a plate full of meat dried out in the sun would be a lot more enjoyable and even tastier, geez I am now craving for it.

There were too many new characters and their background story was soo boring I even wanted to give up on the book. I felt the connection to each of the characters to be so dull.

I want to give Lagercrantz the benefit of the doubt but this book really tarnished the characters that Larsson created. While I found the reason why Lisbeth got the dragon tattoo but she and Blomkvist had not much interaction with one another and it frustrated me even more because these two characters know each other so much and in this book they only had a few bits of conversations, vocally and hacker, but not enough together working together.

I don’t know if I am going to pick up the next book in the series after reading this book.