I read alot of mysteries. I enjoyed this one, very much. Set in Sweden, with a very strange pair of "heroine" and "hero", it was different from the start.. The story was not predictable, and the Swedish "lilt" to things was refreshing. The reader was fantastic. As always, Mr. Vance gives the characters life. I expect we'll hear more from this heroine . . . or so it seemed from the ending of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
As others have mentioned, this was a little slow in the beginning, but keep listening! The story brilliantly evokes the climate and culture of Sweden, both today and fifty years ago, interweaving evocative characters with a splash of high tech thriller and the ethical dilemmas of a journalist.
Please Audible, release the second of this trilogy soon!
I don't usually choose mysteries or adventure, I'm more of a historical fiction lover but I really did enjoy this one. Larsson does a great job with his characters. I'll be looking for more books by this author.
I highly recommend this novel. The characters are vivid, thanks in part to the performance given by Simon Vance; they linger with me well beyond the book's end. The story has plenty of surprises. I also enjoyed the setting in Sweden, which adds an exotic flavor for those of us who'd like to travel more than we do. Murder mystery at its finest!
I too struggled with the beginning part of the book. I almost abandoned it, but there were so many great reviews of it, I decided to stick with it. I told myself one more chapter and luckily that was the chapter that grabbed me. It isn't my most favorite book, but the characters definitely grabbed me and I loved the ending. I will absolutely give the next book a listen.
I really enjoyed the book and when I heard the last sentence, I wondered if it was leaving a door open for a sequel and immediately checked back here. Now I just have to wait for the rest of the trilogy and hope they are as engaging and entertaining!!
If you stay with this read, it will knock your socks off!! One of the best books EVER!!! I am not kidding and you will not be disappointed. The girl in this book has spice, spark and grit. I absolutely loved her. I could not get enough... She is the ultimate Nancy Drew, V for Vendetta and Aeonflux.. She's a bad you know what... I highly recommend this book.