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Publisher's Summary

The girl with the dragon tattoo is not given to forgiveness.

Lisbeth Salander has been forged by a brutal childhood and horrific abuse. And repeated attempts on her life.

The ink embedded in her skin is a constant reminder of her pledge to fight against the injustice she finds on every side.

Confinement to the secure unit of a women's prison is intended as a punishment. Instead, Lisbeth finds herself in relative safety. Flodberga is a failing prison, effectively controlled by the inmates, and for a computer hacker of her exceptional gifts there are no boundaries.

Mikael Blomkvist makes the long trip to visit every week - and receives a lead to follow for his pains, one that could provide an important exposé for Millennium: Salander tells him to check out Leo Mannheimer, a seemingly reputable stockbroker from Stockholm, somehow connected to the long-ago death of a child psychologist - and to the psychiatric unit where Lisbeth was an involuntary patient as a child.

Lisbeth knows she is coming closer to solving the mysteries of her early life, and even within the confines of the prison, she feels the deadly influence exerted by her twin sister. She cannot stand by as racial and religious conflicts run unchecked amongst the community around her, manipulated by criminal forces far beyond the prison walls.

Salander will stand up for what she believes in. She will find out the truth. Whatever the cost...

The tension, power and unstoppable force of The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye are inspired by Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, as Salander and Blomkvist continue the fight for justice that has thrilled millions of readers across the world.

Translated from the Swedish by George Goulding.

©2017 David Lagercrantz (P)2016 Quercus Publishing

Critic Reviews

"Lagercrantz has more than met the challenge. Larsson's brainchildren are in good hands." ( Wall Street Journal)
"Lagercrantz pulls it off, and with a great deal of style." ( Observer)
"Salander and Blomkvist are just as compelling as ever." ( New York Times)

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Should never have been written

Audio is OK... struggles with a number of characters though, like a young Indian boy.

That said the plot is just too far fetched when taken with the existing back story.

Additionly the narrative lacks the features that marked the first three books in the series.

I advise you Don't listen to this and maintain your positive impression of the first books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Meat and potatoes

The key ingredients are there. But the writing craft is not. It’s like the meat and three veg are on the plate with no salt pepper or technique.
Happy to have read. Miss the craft of original author.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another Great Listen

This story theme started with action and maintained an upbeat pace throughout.
I am a fan and the latest releases, albeit with different authors, maintains the high standard of action, bad guys and humanity.

I truly hope there are more books in this series to come.

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Now a soap opera

this has become a soap opera, little is left for your imagination.
Character development had gone backwards

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Stop!

Lagercrantz struggles to reproduce Larsen’s story writing techniques such as repetitive chapter scene changes and depth of detail that becomes tedious and boring. Lost the plot.

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Sad to say goodbye

I feel I've got to know Stockholm and the characters who live there so well. I'll have to delve back into their world again soon! The end of a fantastic series!

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A waste

this is a criticism mostly in relation to the three first original books. I feel that this story should've been written as something separate. Salander and Blomkvist seemed like side characters that did very little.

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An unexpected pleasure

Thank you David, this is more than I'd have hoped for and I really enjoyed it. Another brilliantly narrated book with the same colourful characters on another crusade to right the wrongs and defend the oppressed. Dare I dream for a sixth book ?

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Outrageously disrespectful of the original

I actually returned this book but re-bought it just so I can vent my spleen in the hope that the author of this series might just repair the damage they have done to the origianls.

This is so little about Salander, or Blomkvist, that they could have called itt "Allice who takes an eye for an eye". It is so full of virtually omniscient and omnipotent villains, unrelated to Salander, that it made my stomach lurch.

The main thesis has decided to link all the plot on unending "Salander" connections. She just happens to have been ... and also ... and ...

Give us all a break and write something better. At least Spiders Web" was believable in the context of the series projection; if a little short on the politics.

The author should be embarrassed.

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great series <br />

I think the new author has done well to carry the series on I hope there is more

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  • Allen
  • 18-11-2017

Doesn't quite hit the mark

The plot had promise but it just is too convenient with just in time saves. The author should have spent more time developing the characters rather than just chasing sensational situations.
Pitty.

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  • Susan
  • 15-07-2018

A pity about the performance

I have enjoy the full series, but found this book lacking. I kept looking and hoping to find this book read by someone else just so I could enjoy the story some more. I would gladly send it back and listen to it again if read by someone else, more fluid and not so staccato.

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  • SM
  • 02-05-2018

Very enjoyable from a good author

At first I was hesitant to listen to this book. I didn't enjoy the previous book as much as I'd hoped. I'm glad that I did, because in contrast to the previous book, where, at times, the characters was so exaggerated they almost seemed like parodies of Larssons characters, in this they are great. The dialogue between them is good, and the book has a nice flow. The story is intricate and very well written and thought out. We finally get to know the reason for Salanders dragon tattoo, and learn more about her past. The book springs into action at once, unlike the previous book where it took some time before something really happened.

One has to remember that this is a different author than the first three books, so of course the writing style and flow will be different. Lagercrantz does a great job and makes the characters his own, which in itself is no easy feat considering the mastery of Stieg Larsson. I really enjoyed this book.

As with the previous books in the series: Saul Reichlin does an amazing job as the narrator.

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  • Natasja
  • 02-12-2017

disappointing

awkward translation did not enjoy it...battled to finish it. won't be buying the next one

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  • Jack
  • 14-09-2017

Wish they would stop.

A disappointing addition to the Stieg Larsson memorial series. Wish they would stop or get better writters.

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  • Simon
  • 10-09-2017

The Story That Makes Salander a Sideshow

When David Lagercrantz controversially took the Millenium series forwards I think a lot of people had reservations but Stieg Larsson had created such wonderful characters that we felt they deserved to live on. With the first book I think Lagercrantz managed to pull it off pretty well. This one though I am not so sure. It's a pleasing enough mystery that he weaves and an interesting look into the evergreen nature vs nurture debate. Unlike others in the series it does tie off all the loose ends nicely and it further explores the hellish fires of Lisbeth's childhood that forged the wonderful character we've come to love. It also starts very well with Salander behind bars in a tough environment still trying to serve justice in her own inimitable way.

Saul Reichlin is an excellent narrator and does a good enough job of this one though as I thought before I don't think he has the youthful &quot;edge&quot; that's required to do a number of the characters full justice.

So, what's not to like? Well simply put while this is a decent if relatively tame story it does seem to have taken full precedence and the characters are sacrificed for it somewhat. Despite a few decent scenes at the beginning and some excellent interactions with her old guardian Salander is a side show for much of the book and Blomqvist although prominent seems to be merely a means to move it forwards and flesh out the background.

In summary I still enjoyed it but I think that if Lagercrantz is going to continue to roll these out he needs to adjust the balance between his own clever story ideas and allowing the characters we all love to take their full part.

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  • Herdis
  • 08-09-2017

Too much Blomkvist

Too little Salander. Lagerkrantz does not get into Salander. Sorry, I am not happy with this book

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  • Vince Kempson
  • 14-11-2017

The last in the series I hope!

dragged on and on
same old characters , same old plot
Not very plausible plot lines

Now bring the series to an end Steig must be turning in his grave

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  • "samleggott"
  • 13-11-2017

Really boring story

I’m a big fan of the series but this book is just boring. The story isn’t interesting, normally the series is gripping and a page turner but I actually couldn’t wait for this one to finish.

None of the new characters are interesting and found the overall arc to be dull and predictable.

Performance by the reader is good as ever but even he can’t save it.

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  • ian
  • 09-11-2017

not a patch on the originals

poor story , clutching at straws to cobble a novel together. the originals were fairly far fetched but this stretches it a little too far.

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  • Mrs. Robina C. Morris
  • 05-11-2017

Gripping

Still have many unanswered questions regarding Lissbeth Sallander.absolutely loved it.couldnt stop listening.just get it and enjoy

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  • Shan
  • 18-09-2017

Where is Lizbeth Salander?

Can't believe it's the same writer who wrote the 4th book in the series. Maybe Lagercrantz studied Stieg Larsson's style of writing a lot for the previous book and experimented with his own style this time. Well! It was a total flop. It's as if the author thinks we are all totally dumb that every single moment and issue has to be elaborated and supported with background info. Lisbeth Salander makes only occasional appearances in between a lot of drivel and even then she isn't acting like herself. Well, she is not ACTING at all. That's the whole problem. The book is missing on action completely. There is no mystery, no sense of impending danger, no thrill that was part and parcel of Stieg Larsson's books - things that kept us on our toes, every minute full of action, heart throbbing anticipation, and hope that lisbeth would survive the next moment, the next turn. That is all missing. Lisbeth herself is missing from the book.
My request to the author. Please don't write another book in this series. Just let it be.

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  • Mac R Smith
  • 20-10-2017

Poor story line

Very disappointed in this book.
Nowhere near the originals ......so poor I decided not to finish

9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • christine
  • 12-09-2017

Worst of the Series

What was most disappointing about David Lagercrantz and George Goulding - translator ’s story?

To little focus on Salander in this book and not a patch on the original trilogy. The only thing that made this bearable was the performance of the narrator. Very disappointing.

11 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • David Paterson
  • 28-12-2017

BITTY BOOK

I strugglcd with continuity owing to repeated and lengthy references to eventss in the past

1 of 1 people found this review helpful