Tuesday Intro: The Girl In The Spider's Web

imageThis week, I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. In really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

This week, I’m reading The Girl in The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz.  It’s the fourth book in the Millenium Trilogy (which I’m not sure should be allowed as the numbering messes with my mind).  I am quite nervous about this as I loved the first three books but with a different author.  I never normally read series that are taken over by other authors but this has good reviews and it was a present so I’m giving it a go.

Here’s what it’s about…

24789156She 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 . . .

This is how it starts…

This story begins with a dream, and not a particularly spectacular one at that. Just a hand beating rhythmically and relentlessly on a mattress in a room on Lundagatan.

Yet it still gets Lisbet Salander out of her bed in the early light of dawn. Then she sites at her computer and starts the hunt.

What do you think, would you keep reading?




  1. Yes I think I would keep reading, but I have to read the first three books first. Believe it or not I have not done that but I am ready for a change so perhaps I will start on the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo this week.

    1. Yes, I can’t comment on if it could be standalone but I doubt it. That’s a lot of reading…they are big books!

  2. I would keep reading. This has me curious to know more and I want to see how a new author evolves the characters. Happy Reading!

    1. There is that curiosity about where the characters will go isn’t there but I think I am more fearful than anything else. *gulp*

  3. Hmm. I have a copy of this patiently waiting on my Kindle, but I was expecting the intro to be a little more attention grabbing than this (don’t know why!). I’d still be curious enough to keep reading though.

    1. Mine has been on my bookshelf for only a month but I feel like if I don’t read it now I might not because I am nervous about the new author. I haven’t gotten past the first pages yet so we’ll see!

      1. I do hope you enjoy it – I’ll await your verdict… 🙂

  4. I like the first paragraph. I’d like to read more.

    1. I hope it is good and keeps me reading.

  5. I only read the first book, and saw a couple movies, but I remember loving Lisbet. This one sounds promising. Hope you enjoy it, and here’s mine, completely different from yours: “BEACH BLUES”

    1. She is such a strong character and I think the books were different when they came out. I am nervous about revisiting 😕

  6. I’m not sure on this one. I’ve been on the fence about this series in general because of the rape scene in the book. I love the sound of the mystery but I’m just not sure I want the images in my head. It’s always a little scary when a new author takes over. Hopefully you really enjoy it!

    1. They are brutal but they aren’t what’s stayed with me from the books. Saying that I couldn’t watch the film.

  7. Authors can take over series? Whaaaat? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. This is not a book for me.

  8. Hm. I tried reading the first one but abandoned it because I was very shocked at the visceral violence in the rape scene:(. So I don’t think this one is for me. This is my TT this week –

  9. I liked the original trilogy so I would want to try this one as well.

    1. Me too, though not sure I would have bought this myself – it was a gift.

  10. Sadly I just didn’t enjoy the original books so I won’t be picking this one up but I do hope you enjoy the ride 🙂

    1. I think they were a bit like marmite but I was on the loving them side. Saying that I wouldn’t have bought this because it’s a different author but it was a gift and now I feel I have to read it.

  11. I have been wanting someone to read this so I can find out whether it’s a good addition to the series or not. 🙂 I have only read the first book. I’m curious if the new author is able to make it work.

    1. I am hoping it is a good addition. Unfortunately I am not that far into it (thank you work) but so far it seems to be working for me.

  12. I loved the first three books, but decided against picking up this book.

    1. I understand- it is a bit of a gulp moment but it was a gift and you know what they say about gift horses…it could be really good.

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