Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

" Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. There was no corpse, no witnesses, no evidence. But her uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone from her own deeply dysfunctional family. Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired to investigate, but he quickly finds himself in over his head. He hires a competent assistant: the gifted and conscience-free computer specialist Lisbeth Salander, and the two 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 "

I've been putting off reading this book for a while because I'd heard so many good things about it, but yet it just didn't seem like something I would enjoy. I finally caved and I couldn't put it down! The first 40-50 pages are a little hard to get through, it basically gives you background info and info on some of the characters, but once you get past that the pace picks up so much and you just can't stop reading. Once I got going I had the book finished in about two and a half days, I definitely wish I had read this sooner, but better late then never. If you haven't read this book you absolutely need to read it, you won't be disappointed.

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