The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was a sensation across Europe with millions of copies sold. It is a fascinating fusion of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial conspiracy. The novel is about the disappearance of Harriet Vanger forty years ago, who was a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden and about her octogenarian uncle who is determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder.
Mikael Blomkvist is a crusading journalist at the wrong end of a libel case is hired to get to the bottom of Harriet’s disappearance and Lisbeth Salander is a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker who is possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This improbable team finds out a hint of nearly profound injustice running through the Vanger family, amazing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism and an unforeseen link between themselves.
It’s an infectiously exciting and strikingly intelligent novel about society at its most hidden, and about the prized lives of a brilliantly comprehended cast of characters, all of them required to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives.