The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest | Stieg Larsson

The Millennium Trilogy was quite a phenomenon. It’s difficult to find anyone who hasn’t at least heard of Larsson’s books. This third and final book was a bit of a departure from the first two, but no less thrilling.

Unlike  the first two books, there was a lot less physical action. Normally, that would make for a boring read, but not here. Courtroom intrigue, aggressive journalism, and police work keeps your mind engaged. To be honest, I read the 566 pages in two days.

My only quibble is a poorly related side-mystery that I won’t give away. It was interesting, but didn’t really relate to the rest of the book.

It’s a shame Larsson’s not around to continue writing. The books he left us with are utterly captivating mystery novels with an international flair.

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