#ThrowbackThursday | #BookReview | THE GIRL IN THE SPIDERS WEB by David Largercrantz | #TBT 01.02.20

Hello everyone!

This is a new idea for the blog, where we have #ThrowbackThursday Where we share old reviews from the archives.

Todays review was first posted on The P.Turner’s Facebook Page, September 27th 2015!

To add to your Goodreads TBR please click on the cover

Source of original review is found here

Hope you enjoy!

[K]


Blurb:

She is the girl with the dragon tattoo—a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it . . .

Review:

I have this morning completed the next book on my Reading Challenge 2015!

A mystery or thriller; ‘The Girl in the Spiders Web’ by David Largercrantz

I started this book with some reservations. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist belong to Stieg Larsson – so for someone else to take on his world is either rather brave or a little silly. I’d like to think that it’s the former. This book is well written and Lagercrantz stays true to the characters that we have come to know and love.

This story centres on cyber attacks, artificial intelligence, murder and a young autistic boy who draws his photographic memory and doesn’t speak a word. Lisbeth and Mikael are once again bought together to help solve the mystery and bring those responsible to justice.

The story for me only really gets going roughly half way through, so stick with it! We also get to learn a lot more of Lisbeth’s early life and that of her twin sister; Camilla who plays an integral part to this story, however leaving it open to explore in subsequent stories.

It will certainly be interesting to see if this is picked up for a movie adaptation or if there is a book sequel 🙂

-S.

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