Talk about dysfunctional families! The Vangar family is the perfect picture of one. Journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, hired to solve the mystery of Harriet Vangar’s disappearance forty years ago, is drawn into the family’s tragic secrets past and present. Lisbeth Salander, a tattooed and pierced young woman, helps Blomkvist search for answers with her amazing computer smarts and street wise ways.
The violence and evil brought to light is terrifying in its intensity and scope. This is a murder mystery and love story that spans decades and continents. As the characters face hidden parts of themselves and their world, the depths of their cowardice and courage, hatred and love are revealed. Exciting and well written.
The saddest part of this story, which is part of a trilogy, is that Stieg Larsson died before publication of the series. We have lost a wonderful talent.