Last night, I finished the Larsson trilogy part III: The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. I read the Dutch translation, which is not very brilliant, but the story is seriously addictive. Salander is alive and kicking, and ready to fight back. Before she’ll stand trial, journalist Mikael Blomkvist needs to figure out what exactly happened. He is writing an exposing article that will shake the Swedish government, the secret service and the whole country by its foundations. It’s a race against the clock, where everyone is spying on everyone, and not without risk.

I raced through these books. Every now and then I felt things could have been a little more subtle – there’s too much coincidence and too many men hating women – but over all, I liked the writing a lot. Also: the books are very different from each other: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a slow-paced, character-driven murder mystery; The Girl Who Played With Fire is fast-paced and action-packed and focuses on the amazing Lisbeth Salander; this last book is full of intrigue, spying and outsmarting the Bad Guys.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is coming out in May.
The second book is coming out in paperback this month. Preorder online or at the store!