You can never change the path of fate, only choose which side to walk on.

Chapter 83, Page 384

In a nutshell


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo aka Lisbeth Salander is back, but this time she comes with new faces (and enemies). Gasskas in North Sweden holds the promise of riches and it is there that Lisbeth Salander is summoned to, after her niece’s mother disappears – another woman in the string of those who keep vanishing without a trace. Journalist Mikael Blomkvist also ends up in Gasskas to marry off his daughter. Her fiancé however is surrounded by troubling rumors that bring Blomkvist and Salander together.

Book Club Notes


I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo when it first came out (over ten years ago) and devoured the two books that followed – The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. While that was over a decade ago, I remember how they all pulled me in to the point that I couldn’t put them down (and reread them all). When I saw that Lisbeth Salander was back, albeit by another author, I knew I had to read it. The Girl in the Eagle Talons is a good book that has glimmers of the original book in it. Like the others, this was a thrill and left me wanting to know how it would end, but it lacked that pull and magic I got from the first three. It was good, but not, for lack of a better word, great.

Read If


You’ve read the Lisbeth Salander series, like a good thriller and a strong female protagonist.



Storyline – 6/10
Writing – 6/10
Character Development – 5/10
Plot Twist – 4/10
Shareability – 4/10
5.0Overall Score
A note on our book ratings

Storyline: How good is the storyline? Is it believable and complex or does it make you shake your head in its ridiculousness?

Writing: How well written is the book? Do you find yourself wowed by the writing or unimpressed?

Character Development: Do the characters evolve and grow through the book and are they multi-dimensional?

Plot Twist: Were you able to predict the end, or did the author give you some surprises along the way to keep you on your toes?

Shareability: How likely are you to share the book?

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