Why this book?
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is a classic Scandi Noir and has played such a huge part in this genre’s development, it had to nab the top spot. From intriguing characters and events to interesting political and social issues, this book manages to combine a missing body, a controversial investigative journalist, and a kick-ass female hacker – how can you go wrong? It’s a must-read and although it can be read as a stand-alone, if you love it, there are two more in the series.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Why should I read it?
17 authors picked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
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 forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history.
But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and…