“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by Stieg Larsson
This book is an exciting and capturing thriller taking place in Sweden. This novel will keep your heart beating fast from the first to the last page. Two mysteries are intertwined and developed at the same time.
There are three main characters. Lisbeth Salander is a young researcher and hacker who is very peculiar yet extremely intelligent. Mikael Blomkvist is an investigative and political journalist with a weakness for women. Finally, Henrik Vanger is a rich retired industrialist who used to be the head of the Vanger Corporation.
Henrik asks Mikael to find out what has happened to his niece who has disappeared from over twenty years. Mikael starts researching on the mystery of Harriet Vanger by moving to the little village of Hedeby. He calls in Lisbeth to help him with his work and together they go on to discover the terrible secret of the Vanger family.
At the same time, Mikael wants to find out more about Hans-Erik Wennerström, a corrupt industrialist who has won a claim against him for libel. With Lisbeth, Mikael will also uncover the mystery of Wennerström’s corrupt empire.
The end is only partly a conclusion to these mysteries, as there is already a hint to the next book of the Trilogy by Larsson….and, believe me, after reading this one, you won’t leave it to the first book for sure!