The Girl Who Took An Eye For An Eye is the fifth volume in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. Larsson planned to write 10 books about genius hacker Lisbeth Salander but died of a heart attack in 2004 after writing the first three books. David Lagercrantz wrote the fourth book, The Girl In the Spider’s Web (2015). You can read my review here. Lagercrantz is back writing this new Lisbeth Salander adventure. Salander is in a Swedish prison as a result of the events in The Girl In the Spider’s Web. The prison is ruled by a psychopathic inmate, Benito, who terrorizes both the staff and the other convicts. Salander, who can’t stand bullying, takes action. We also learn more about Salander’s past and how she got her dragon tattoo. Other themes like religious fundamentalism and the Russian mafia impact the plot. You’ll be thrilled by the dramatic conclusion! I don’t usually read books in a series after the original author has died, but I’m making an exception for this astonishing series. Are you a Lisbeth Salander fan? GRADE: B+

10 thoughts on “THE GIRL WHO TOOK AN EYE FOR AN EYE By David Lagercrantz

  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    I enjoyed the first 3 but have not read the 2 followups although I have them on my radar. I have read Ace Atkins and Reed Farrel Coleman’s sequels to Robert Parkers Spenser books and liked them. I actually find them better writers than Parker.

    1. george Post author

      Steve, I gave up on the Parker series when the dog and “The Relationship” took up more pages than the case Spenser was working on. I read a few Jesee Stone books, too.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    I did read the first one but gave up halfway through book two.

    I’ve been considered checking out Coleman’s Jesse Stone books.

  3. George Kelley

    Jeff, the Swedish movies of the GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO are intense! I saw Coleman on one of the panels at BOUCHERCON in Toronto. I’m tempted to give one of his Jess Stone ghosted books a try.

  4. Michael Padgett

    I tried the first GIRL WHO book twice, once when it came out and again after seeing the first movie. Both times I gave up after about 50 pages.

    Coleman had been on my radar screen for years and I finally got to him when the first Gus Murphy book appeared. It’s terrific, and the second one is even better. I decided to try his Jesse Stone books and was pretty impressed with them. They’re more expansive than the Parker books, and they’re also somewhat serialized, so I’d recommend reading them in publication order.


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