Lisbeth Salander Returns in ‘The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye’ [REVIEW]

Eye in black and white

Revenge is on the menu in the fifth volume in the Mellennium Series featuring Lisbeth Salander, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye. (Photo by Jamie Sanford, Flickr)

From the very beginning, the girl with the dragon tattoo hasn’t had an easy go of it. So many of the people in her life have done everything in their power to strip her of her dignity and destroy her. Even when she tries to help others, she seems to draw the short straw, which is exactly how she wound up in prison. But now she’s back, and it’s time for vengeance. 


Alfred A. Knopf

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and hacker Lisbeth Salander return in David Lagercrantz’s The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, the fifth volume in Stieg Larsson’s international bestselling Millennium series. Together, they work to dig up the truth about Lisbeth’s past so she can plot her revenge.

Always unpredictable, yet with a strong sense of justice, Lisbeth is the outsider and underdog who fights valiantly for those who can’t do it for themselves. She courageously takes on anyone who stands in her way, no matter the consequences, from deadly prison gangs to brutal Islamists. Even her own estranged twin sister, Camilla, would love to see Lisbeth dead.

Last but not least, Mikael and Lisbeth kick the wrong hornet’s nest as they investigate a pseudoscientific experiment called “The Registry.” The people behind it don’t want anyone discovering their sinister secrets and will go to great lengths to keep the truth buried.

As in the previous Millennium books, Mikael and Lisbeth are caught up in a storm of greed, corruption, violence, and deception. Before they know it, they suddenly find themselves in the crosshairs of some of the world’s deadliest criminal masterminds. With so much going against them, will they make it out alive this time, or will their enemies defeat them both once and for all?

In The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, Lagercrantz pulls out all the stops and delivers a novel that layers suspense on top of suspense, effectively weaving a web of breathtaking thrills guaranteed to keep readers turning pages long into the night. Undoubtedly, he would have made the series originator, Larsson, very proud as he takes one of the most infamous duos in crime fiction and maintains their form, keeping them in fighting shape and ready to take on the world. Dark, twisty, and ultimately fun to read, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is destined to be one of those books shared between friends and discussed over the water cooler.


David Lagercrantz

David Lagercrantz
(Photo by Cato Lein)

David Lagercrantz is an acclaimed Swedish journalist and author. Born in 1962, he has worked as a crime reporter for Expressen, and has written several novels, including Fall of Man in Wilmslow and the #1 bestselling The Girl in the Spider’s Web. 

He worked with international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic on his memoir,  I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, which was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and was nominated for the August Prize in Sweden.

For more information about the Millennium series, visit David also invites readers to visit his home on the Web at and like him on Facebook.

By David Lagercrantz
368 pgs. Knopf. $27.95

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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