Given the success of the first ‘sequel’ to the late Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, The Girl In The Spider’s Web, published in 2015, it was inevitable that a further novel would follow – and here it is.
Taking into account Larsson’s original three book series, this is now the fifth in the sequence, but note that these are new stories commissioned by Larsson’s brother and father, who control his literary estate, and are not connected to the unfinished novel and storylines supposedly on a computer now in the possession of his partner.
Despite that, the preceding novel was a huge worldwide success, and has now been commissioned as a film, and I believe this novel will follow the same route. The story, told partly in flashback, has several interconnected strands, dealing with events from the heroine Lisbeth Salander’s traumatic childhood, but coming back up to date with her incarceration in a violent Swedish prison. This is linked to the death of a noted child psychologist, leading to an investigation of the story by the editor of Millennium magazine Mikael Blomkvist. I won’t give away more of the plot, but suffice to say that although it is quite convoluted » Continue Reading.