I love the Millennium series, Lisbeth Salander is one of my favourite characters ever, she’s so complex and badass. This is the fifth book in the series and at the beginning we find Lisbeth in prison (only for a couple of months) but she’s using her time there to read up on a complicated maths problem. Until her old guardian Holger comes to see her and tells her about a visit he received from someone in Lisbeth’s past. Lisbeth and her sister Camilla were almost part of an experiment carried out on twins.
Mikael and Lisbeth start looking into the experiment and uncovering the shady people behind it. Lisbeth is under threat, she’s on a high security ward which has been corrupted by an influential inmate. They’re beating up a young woman everyday and Lisbeth won’t stand for it.
We also delve into the stories of a pair of identical twins whose lives were ruined by the scientists who ran the twins experiment.
The book is gripping and mysterious as always with this series. The author constantly keeps us guessing. I still found myself thinking about the story and how it was going to pan out even when I wasn’t reading it. The story is all woven together so seamlessly, it’s fantastic writing.
Dan and Leo (the identical twins) break my heart, they always felt alone because they were missing the other part of themselves. Twins have such a powerful connection and splitting up twins isn’t just fiction, it really happened, it’s disgusting. I find twins so interesting so all the bits about the twins research was great to read about.
I got really in to this book, I read it really quick because I had to know what was coming next. The sixth book isn’t out yet so I have a bit of a wait to find out what happens next in Lisbeth’s mad and dangerous life!