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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
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Mar 10, 12

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Read in March, 2012

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo begins on the steps of a courthouse in Sweden after Mikael Blomkvist has been found guilty and sentenced to three months of prison for defaming the Wennestrom Corporation, Wennestrom is also his rival and competition for his magazine Millennium. After his conviction and his career as a serious journalist in the hole he is approached by Henrik Vanger the CEO of Vanger Enterprises asking Mikael to help him solve his forty year obsession, the unsolved murder of his niece Harriett. Against his better judgment, Blomkvist accepts the job.

Lisbeth Salander, a goth and introvert rarely, if ever talks about her past. She is a exceptional hacker and after preforming a background check on Mikael Blomkvist enlists herself to help in unraveling the families secrets.

Lisbeth Salander is the Nancy Drew for adults, she's quick on her feet using her intellect to solve crime and revenge those who have wronged her. She may not be as attractive as Nan is described with her piercings and tattoos but is beautiful in her own way. I see Lisbeth Salander as a hip heroine who like Nancy Drew will not easily be forgotten.

Believe the hype, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is riveting! This thriller had me reading late into the night, holding my eyes open with toothpicks when necessary. There are so many twists and turns that I never saw coming with each member of the Vanger enterprise having more secrets than the last. Harriett, Mikael and Lisbeth's stories cleverly interweaves bringing what can sometimes be a confusing plot to a remarkable semi happy ending. The first in the Millennium Trilogy is a novel that will stay with you long after the cover has been closed.
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