The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5) by David Lagercrantz

The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

From the author of the #1 international best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web: the new book in the Millennium series, which began with Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Lisbeth Salander - the girl with the dragon tattoo, the brilliant hacker, the obstinate outsider, the volatile seeker of justice for herself and others - has never been able to uncover the most telling facts of her traumatic childhood, the secrets that might final...

Details The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

TitleThe Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)
Release DateSep 7th, 2017
PublisherMacLehose Press
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Audiobook

Reviews The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye (Millennium, #5)

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    “First you find out the truth. then you take revenge.”There are just times when the laws of the land get things wrong. Our uber hip, ominously dangerous heroine, Miss Lisbeth Salander, is in Flodberga prison for two months because, in the course of saving an autistic child from his abuser, she got…too aggressive.She did. I was there. I saw it with my reader’s eye. She beat the shit out of that low life, steaming pile of excrement. Knowing...
  • James Elliot Leighton
    Absolutely pathetic. Clumsy, dull, slow. It has unbelievable characters, improbable situations, implausible plotting. Lagercrantz is nothing like Stieg Larsson, he is destroying a franchise that was popular world-wide. He has Lisbeth as a Wonder Woman who can beat the crap out of six foot two, physically fit men, drop them and dislocate a shoulder with a couple of punches. Ludicrous. He has not the faintest clue about computer hacking, nor many o...
  • Matthew
    I think I am kind of jaded by this series at this point. Honestly, I did enjoy the second two books of the original trilogy, but I was not a huge fan of the original novel and, with these two that have come out by a different author, I am skeptical, but I want to give them a chance. I did enjoy this book, even more than the last one, but I think if it was not connected to this series, I might have enjoyed it more.First thing, in general, I enjoye...
  • Bibi
    This book is Chaotic and pretty much without a plot, not to mention it was written in such a stilted manner. Is Lagercrantz intent on destroying Larsson's legacy?
  • Liz
    I've enjoyed this series immensely, even the last book written by Lagercrantz. But this book just lacked something. It seemed to spend the first meandering around without truly setting up a definitive plot line. As you would expect, there remain lots of moving pieces throughout the book with lots of very current themes- hacking of the financial markets, fentanyl, Muslim fanatics. Despite the multiple themes, it's often far too easy to see where ...
  • Erin
    When I read and reviewed The Girl in the Spider's Web, I really was of the opinion that Lagercrantz's version of Lisbeth Salander was a shadow of the woman that Stieg Larsson had made a household name. In this latest installment of the series, I feel that author and character are becoming more comfortable with each other. I also felt that Salander and Blomkvist' s relationship was written so much better and I loved the continued exploration of th...
  • Paromjit
    Lagercrantz returns with his second offering in the Lisbeth Salander series focusing on the personal history of Lisbeth as a child that she can barely remember or understand. Lisbeth has been unjustly imprisoned at Flodberga women's prison, which Lisbeth is indifferent to her position as she focuses on her interest in science. She is not, however, going to let the bullying and abuse of Bangladeshi Faria Kazi by psychopath, Benito, a woman that ev...
  • Matt
    Commissioned to continue the Millenium series, David Lagercrantz seeks to carve out his own niche while remaining true to Stieg Larsson’s foundation. Here, the reader remembers some of the issues that faced Lisbeth Salander, now sitting in prison for the computer crimes she committed. While on the inside, Salander shows her highly aggressive side as she protects a vulnerable Muslim prisoner who is accused of a murder, but espouses her innocence...
  • Katie B
    3.5 starsThis is a tough book to review because even though I liked it for the most part, it just felt slightly off when comparing it to the first four books of the series. Part of the problem for me was there was little Millennium newsroom storyline which I didn't realize until now I actually needed in these books. Couple that and Lisbeth in prison, and everything just felt different in this one. I know other people had a problems with the fourt...
  • Skip
    Please read the following review in the context of my overarching belief that Lisbeth Salander is an iconic figure in contemporary fiction.Lisbeth is in a maximum security prison, serving time for her overly aggressive methods to rescue an autistic child in Lagercrantz's first book. The prison ward is run by a psychotic inmate, who has adopted the name Benito, who is abusing a young Arab women, who has been wrongfully jailed in connection with fa...
  • Ninoska Goris
    Español - English Si no tienes mucho tiempo para leer, no comiences este libro. Dejarás todo de lado y no harás más nada, solo leer hasta terminarlo. Es cierto que al principio es un poco lento en lo que nos dan los detalles, pero luego va todo a la carrera. Es desde diferentes puntos de vista lo que enriquece la historia y siempre queda en suspenso y no sabes si leer más rápido o saltarte páginas y saber qué pasa.En esta oportunidad Lisb...
  • João Carlos
    Estátua na Igreja Storkyrkan em Estocolmo - Suécia. "São Jorge, o cavaleiro, está montado no seu cavalo e tem a espada erguida. Um dragão moribundo jaz debaixo do cavaleiro. Uma mulher em vestes burgúndias encontra-se ao seu lado."(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] Duas "versões" ou duas "visões" para ”O Homem Que Perseguia a Sua Sombra” 1 - Review de João Carlos Pereira - 2* Contêm alguns spolie...
  • Kevin Kuhn
    This is the fifth book in the Millennium Series. I enjoyed this story almost as much as I enjoyed Stieg Larsson’s earlier books starting with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”. I know there are many who feel that David Lagercrantz does not stand up to Larsson’s writing, but I think it comes close enough. I’m not saying it’s better than the first three, just that it holds up to the series. The main appeal for me is always the kickass L...
  • Marléne
    Not even good if you see it as a fan-fic, not connected to great works of Stieg Larsson. I would much rather rate it a 0 but as it is impossible. Save your money. This story is not about Lisbeth Salander. Sure, it mentions her every now and then, but it's not about her. Read only if you wish to see how David Lagercrantz butcher the characters completely, stips them of their principles and well established quirks. Nothing is good about this book. ...
  • Barbara
    Fans of the 'Millenium Series' know that Stieg Larrson, the original author, passed away after writing the third book. Subsequent stories have been written by David Lagercrantz, who hits his stride with this book (IMO). ********As this fifth book in the 'Millenium Series' opens, Lisbeth Salander is in Flodberga Prison - sentenced to two months for refusing to cooperate with the (compromised) police while protecting an endangered autistic boy (in ...
  • Rita
    The latest action packed addition to the Millennium saga. Once again Lisbeth Salander comes out on top despite overwhelming odds. As usual there is enough action to please followers of this series. Nothing can come close to the first in this series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but Lisbeth Salander and Mikhail Blomkvist still make for great entertainment. Lisbeth almost seems superhuman but she has suffered so much at the hands of the evil co...
  • Tanja Berg
    A totally superfluous addition to the "Millenium" universe. I should have known better than to read this. It's a travesty how the legacy of Stieg Larsson is being used. It's a wonder he doesn't turn in his grave and rise from the dead to haunt the culprits. I finished though, and I don't know what that says about me. Probably less than having bought this in the first place. The beginning is enticing enough for me to be drawn in, and the plot is i...
  • Stacey
    David Lagercrantz continues the Millennium series and does a fine job. The character of Lisbeth Salander continues to be the bad ass girl I crave to read more about. Lisbeth finds herself in prison and while there she continues to create trouble for herself, but for all the right reasons. I don't know what this says about me, but I like the prison scenes. On a slightly different track, Leo's past unfolds and it is good! When Lisbeth is released s...
  • Tooter
    What a disappointing end to one of my favorite series! It was a mess...too long, too much unnecessary detail and an unsatisfying ending.
  • Mel
    So I touch upon the fact that I hate David Lagercrantz as the person who continued this series down below, but I will actually review the book here.I found this, as a book, holds up really well. I enjoyed the plot and I liked the characters. I do not think this book holds up in the series at all. I really enjoyed the mystery, I liked the government conspiracy aspect, along with the side characters involved in the mystery, but I didn't like how th...
  • debra
    Around 3*s. IMO, Simon Vance is an exceptional narrator, and as soon as I heard his familiar voice- I was-"Ooh, I'm going to love this." I didn't. I did enjoy the parts where "the beyond kickass" Lisbeth was on the scene, and wish there were many, many more of them. There were several twisted plotlines, but few surprises. I recently told someone that when "I cook-it looks real, but tastes like someone washed it." This book gave me that same feeli...
  • Barbara Bryan
    Insufficient words to properly express how truly bad this book is. The writing is infantile, at first I attributed it to the translation but that's not the case. The story line is impossible to follow and I have to finally let one of my favorite literary characters go. Goodbye to Lisbeth Salander and I mourn Stieg Larsson again. Read 80 pages, DNF.
  • L.A. Starks
    An excellent continuation of the series. Part of chapter 24 feels tacked-on, like Revelations in the Bible--not a fit with the rest. Blomkvist feels a bit insufferable and smug; Lisbeth is well-written and brave, as always. Also, there's a bit too much research download. I understand the impulse.
  • Joana
    A história é muito mais interessante do que a do livro anterior pós-Larsson. O enredo pega em inúmeras lacunas que ficaram por preencher após a morte do autor e leva a história para uma sem fim de novas possibilidades. Adorei e recomendo, especialmente para quem ficou desiludido com o 4o volume (como eu fiquei na altura).
  • Filipe Miguel
    David Lagercrantz... voltou!(Re)regresso da dupla Blomqvist-Salander a rasgar grande parte dos princípios consagrados por Stieg Larsson, sendo o mais óbvio a quantidade de páginas. É o livro mais curto da saga Millenium.De enredo interessante, com constantes deambulares entre vários períodos de tempo, Lagercrantz serve um livro mais directo, com menos enquadramento, menos cidade, menos sociedade, menos economia. E fecha-o com uma "brisa" de...
  • Doug Bradshaw
    I think of the original meandering story-telling of the GWTDT and how it illistrates how different cultures approach writing and stories. This felt more like Larsson than the his other book with all of the little side stories and then the trivia detail of the stories, much of which would have been edited out by our story editors. We need concise, no wasted words. Any yet, this was one of the things I really enjoyed about this story.It is a bit co...
  • Bradley
    This fifth book of Lizbeth Salander, two not written by the original writer, is fun enough to keep on reading without any reservation, but not deep enough or creative enough to break any new ground.Indeed, a lot of the plot elements are DIRECT REPEATS of the first three books.Not that I'm complaining. Much. They do, after all, solidify and remind us of exactly what kind of person Lizbeth is. Minus the duct tape. But add even more revenge against ...
  • Tim
    An incredible story with multiple plot lines that must be read or listened to intently to appreciate the great depths of author Lagercrantz' imagination. 10 of 10 stars
  • Ana
    Lisbeth Salander is my favourite character in contemporary literature. Not one of… but the very favourite! She’s as intelligent and self-contained as she is a no-tolerance-to-bullying & crime-fighting badass, a multi-layered strong-willed yet vulnerable character, with a gripping past, helped by equally intriguing characters. I will read any Millenium book David Lagercrantz will put out there, because however much fun rereading the trilogy is...