Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

#23

I am so glad that I didn't listen to some others opinions of this book.  I have put it off for awhile because I had heard it was so hard to get into and it would take about 200 pages before I would like it.  Then, I read so many mixed reviews.  But, it only took me about 50 pages to know I was hooked.  I finished it in 2 1/2 days.  This is the kind of book I usually read though - which is why I sleep with a nightlight at the age of 39 and am paranoid!! :)  There are lots of reviews and talk about this book, but if you like mysteries, I think you will like it.

Here's a summary:
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, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost 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. Written by Music Box Films

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