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Publisher's Summary

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from 40 years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.

But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves

©2008 Reg Keeland; (P)2009 WF Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

"I doubt you will read a better book this year." (Val McDermid)
"Intelligent, complex, with a gripping plot and deeply intriguing characters. The author's early death is a great loss." (Philip Pullman)
"What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping." (Minette Walters)

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Absolutely magnificent - brilliant read!

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  • Maja
  • United Kingdom
  • 01-07-10

brilliant

this is not my usual type of book but it kept me riveted and so impressed a bought the next two.

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  • julius
  • 05-20-15

Top story

It is one of the best thrillers i have ever read (on this case listened).

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 05-13-15

Great story , great performance

This is avert good story with interesting characters .
One weird thing, in the last hour of the audio book it says"end of tape side one lease turn over". I think this should be edited out . Besides that it was a very entertaining story.

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  • miss
  • 05-05-15

Loved it

What a great book, well narrated and plenty of twists to the plot, can't wait to listen to book 2.

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  • Ginny
  • 04-29-15

Fantastic story. Gripped all the way through

Fantastic story can't wAit to read next 2 in series.

First couple of chapters were a bit confusing lots of detail and political/financial description. But doesn't take long to get to full story

Well worth a read.

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  • Louise Digby
  • 04-21-15

loved it!

Took me a little while to get into it ut so glad that I did as it was great! Was super pleased when I realised that there are two more books in the series!

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  • Mr Stephen M Comer
  • 04-20-15

Truly superb

It has taken me some time to get around to listening to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but as a fan of Scandinavian literature it is a must. I had avoided finding out what the story is and as such feel I have enjoyed it even more. An excellent, layered story with superb characterisation. Superbly read. Wonderful, now on to The Girl who Played with Fire!

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  • chromosaurus
  • 04-07-15

Brilliant

I couldn't stop listening to this wonderful story with so many twists and turns that will surprise you and shock you.

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  • clanz
  • 04-04-15

Fantastic Enthralling Book

A fantastic book with many weaves that combine to make a fantastic and Enthralling tapestry! Can't wait to start the sequel!

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  • Mrs L A Pickles
  • 04-02-15

Gripping

This story was nothing like I had imagined. I am happy to say it was so much better. Riveting stuff.

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  • Samuel Green
  • 03-23-15

Nothing better

There is nothing better than The Millennium Trilogy and nothing sadder than the premature death of its author. This is the second time I have listened to this the first being to the poorly read abridged version, I strongly suspect I will come back to these great books time and time again throughout my life. read them. enjoy them.