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The Girl in the Spider's Web, David Lagenkrantz - cover The Girl in the Spider's Web, book review

Although written by David Langenkrantz the first impression is that The Girl in the Spider's Web has much the same structure and feel as the original three Millennium books by Stieg Larsson. In The Girl in the Spider's Web a new period in Lisbeth Salander's early life comes to the fore to provide the background to the story.

The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked a Hornet's Nest

Even after I had read them I started out with a plan to review these books individually. However, the more I thought about it the more aware I became that although published as two separate stories in the Millennium series they are in reality two volumes of a single, more lengthy story. So I am reviewing them on that basis and I would strongly discourage any reader to read them out of order as there so much inter-dependency in the two volumes.

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo—book review

The effusive press coverage put me off when The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was first published and it has taken me ten years to get round to  reading it. As a result I missed out on a cracking read, now rectified during my recent travels. This is a book for lovers of the psychological as well as those that love mysteries or fast paced action thrillers. I soon caught up with the rest of the series, reviews of which will follow.

The Missing, cover The Missing, Strong Debut Novel by Jane Casey

Jane Casey's debut novel, The Missing, is an intriguing mix of murder mystery and psychological thriller that explores the nature of personal strength and victimhood.

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