The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David LagercrantzThe Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz

The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series

byDavid Lagercrantz

Hardcover | September 1, 2015

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Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return
She 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 forMillennium, 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 . . . 

The duo who captivated millions of readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest join forces again in this adrenaline-charged, uniquely of-the-moment thriller.
DAVID LAGERCRANTZ is a Swedish journalist and bestselling author, best known as author of Zlatan Ibrahimović's biography I am Zlatan Ibrahimović. Online:
Title:The Girl In The Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel, Continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium SeriesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.8 × 6.8 × 1.6 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0670068993

ISBN - 13:9780670068999


Rated 3 out of 5 by from What you might expect If you dragged yourself through the third book in the Millennium trilogy you must really love the series. If that's the case you can get through this just fine. It's a different author so of course you should expect a different feel. I gambled on it and felt good about it. Enough happens to keep me interested and the characters behave typically.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It was ok I felt it was too slow paced, a bit boring
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great. I received this as a gift. It was not as exciting as the trilogy as there was less focus on Lisbeth.
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bit different but awesom! At last, I've read it! Maybe it was a good thing that it had been several years since I read the original trilogy, because there wasn't much of Lisbeth in the first third of the book, but when she showed up: wow! Millennium is one of my favourite series of all time, and I'm happy to say that I think that David Lagercrantz did a great job. The writing is splendid, and the translation impeccable. I must say that some of the technical jargon was sometimes a bit over my head, but the amount of research the author did must have been astounding, and it is riveting, as much for the information about autism as for the IT stuff. The plot is as intricate as a spider's web. And how I loved Andrei Zander! I already cannot wait for the next book, which is on my ereader! Lisbeth and Mikael carry one!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent but Different I picked up this book excited about the series continuing, but a little apprehensive given that Larson was unable to finish out his original vision of the series. After reading, I'm still eager to continue to see where this series goes, but for me, it has lost a lot of the original allure it had under the original author.
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay Book Not as good as the others in the series,but it's good to read to continue the story.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hit or miss! When u decide tonread a book like this u have to be prepared for anything ! You may have to go thru 100 pages before something even small happens.! I would do some research about the book before reading! Its the type of book you read ifnyou asre into the category I falls in
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok I liked the first the best, but its still a good book
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Girl in the Spider's Web I was a little leery because it was not completely by the same author as the first three, but it turned out to be just as great as the first three.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Huge Disappointment I was expecting a book similar to Stieg Larssons'. This novel is awful; I wish I hadn't even read it. It's best to stop after Larsson's last book in the trilogy.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible Why even continue the series?
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh got it for christmas and i honestly wasn't pulled into this read. disappointed.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pretty Bad The really paled in comparison to the original three by Steig Larsson. It didn't have the same magic and was difficult to get through.
Date published: 2017-04-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It's Okay It's just meh, not as good as the real main series written be Larssen
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from there's something missing... although this turned out better than I expected, it still pales in comparison to Larsson's work
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing Lagercrantz is no Larsson. He does a decent imitation, but the dark mood, coherent sequences and vivid characters pale in comparison to what Larsson did in the first three books. It is clear that Lagercrantz based this book on an idea Larsson had developed before his death, but he missed the mark in so many ways. Firstly, and most grievously, is the terrible characterization of protagonist Lisbeth Salander. She is still a brilliant if not twisted computer hacker, but her motivation and over the top ninja-like skills don't fit with what I remember her being. Then there is the introduction of yet another family member of hers that "oh yeah, we forgot to mention before" that simply doesn't work in my opinion. And the prominence of an autistic child who savant skills are most readily on display around Salander whom he has only just met seems forced at best. We miss you Stieg, we truly do.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mhmmm At last, a happy ending for Lisbeth Salander, though the plot leaves room for even more in the thriller series. Lagercrantz does a good job of continuing Stieg Larsson's trilogy. Lisbeth doesn't seem half as weird as she does in the previous books, a change which lends itself to a happier ending for her, at least in this book.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I cannot say enough about the book! Its the perfect balance of suspense and thriller!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it A great addition to the series.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Girl in the Spider's Web While not as exciting as the original trilogy, I still quite enjoyed David Lagercrantz continuation of the series and hope to hear of more in the future
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! One of those books that you just can't put down!
Date published: 2017-01-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A disappointment I can't help comparing this book to the others in the series, as much as I try to think about it individually. The writing felt unnatural at times, which could be the fault of either the author or the translator. I feel like an inexcusable amount of conveniences plagued this book, and everything was wrapped up much TOO tightly in the end, which is not a problem I usually have with mysteries. The connections between characters and plot events unfolded too easily and conveniently to be at all believable. The characters were fortunately still the same ones I love from the other books.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from giver a read you get a recap of the trilogy the books characters which is nice. found it very interesting i really like it, i hope their is another one. characters got a little muddy so their names are similar and i didnt ready the 3rd book, (i only watched the movie)
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Cover Is Stunning. That Is All. I've gone into great detail on my instagram/goodreads account on why I did not like this novel. To sum it up, I had exceptionally low expectations of this novel, and this did not help soften the blow. I have never hated a novel before. I've disliked several novels, but this book has managed to be the first novel I wholly despise. Shame, really.l
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremely disappointing I love the original trilogy. This book on the other hand, was an extreme disappointment. The characters are very different from the originals. Their language is different. The style of the storytelling sounds fake. The evil antagonist is a copy of the original antagonist and Lisbeth is just absent from most of the story and when she appears, she is just a weird dark avenger of all women who have been wronged by his father at some point in time, no matter how little she was when it happened. That's a failed attempt to put her on a pedestal but she didn't really need that. The author says at the end of the story that he was afraid of Lisbeth, and it showed all the way through the story.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very Disappointing It took until 3/4 of the way through the book for the story to even start...and it did not deliver at all. Not recommended
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing It shows it's not the same author. This author is focused on how his characters feel all the time, even the ones you couldn't care less about. The most disappointing part is that the story follows Salander very little until the end of the book.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrills & chills The Girl in the Spider's Web kept me on the edge of my seat the entire way through. Go Salander go!!
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I had such high hopes! I loved this trilogy and was very excited to see what Mikael and Lisbeth had been up to. I was so disappointed. The story did not have the plot, intensity or complexity to even come close to the original series. The characters' stories evolved completely separately from the detailed and technical background so at times it was like reading a storybook and other times it was akin to a textbook. Very unfortunate and I hope that not too many people get sucked in with the promise of a #4.
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprisingly good Knowing this was not penned by the original author of the series I had my doubts if it would be worth the read. Turned out I enjoyed it, and other than a few spots that were off, I felt this book flowed with the previous three.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Give this book a chance This is a solid effort by David Lagercrantz to carry on the Millennium Series ( a feat not taken on lightly I’m sure). This is not a Steig Larson book but it is a Lisbeth Salander genius hacker book and deserves to be read on it’s own merit. I was anxious for this novel on so many levels but as soon as I started reading I was drawn right back into the world of Blomkvist and Salander and stayed there till I could no longer keep my eyes open. Yes I had to use a Quitter Strip (bookmark)…shhhhhh. The timing of this book couldn’t have been better with the White Hat/Black Hat hacktivists making their way into the mainstream culture. This is where we get to see the true depths to Lisbeth’s brilliance, more of the genius hacker. Lagercrantz remains true to the Steig Larson ideal and keeps the legacy alive. Why are you not reading this book yet?
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic read Although a novel this instalment has the ring of reality. Slander is as mean and brilliant as ever as hackers battle for classified info.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Should not be linked to Stig Larsson's trilogy I tried to keep an open mind when I started reading The Girl in the Spider's Web. 100 pages is where I ditch a book after really trying to give it a chance. And ditch it I did. I wanted more after reading the Millennium Trilogy.. but this isn't it. I found the writing course and base, lacking Larsson's finesse when putting forth dramatic & violent events which are a part of the series. Stig Larsson's credit-worthy trilogy should be left as it stands-- a trilogy.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspense The style and drama is faithful to the original three novels by Stieg Larsson. Enjoyed the plot and how it all comes together at the end. Clearly there is room for a sequel but this one is complete in itself. In a nutshell it is a very exciting read which I highly recommend.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book Best book every
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book was good this book as good
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not so good The trilogy was amazing. Could not put the first 3 books down. Having a really hard time getting through #4. Should be easy to read and a book that I sneak away to read. Just reading a few pages at a time.
Date published: 2015-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good sequel. I'm not sure whether this is significantly shorter than the 3 originals, but it seemed so. It seems all crafted but not quite up to the others.
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Move on People - Great Read Stig Larsson is unfortunately no longer with us. I thoroughly enjoyed his first three books in this series, and also this fourth book by David Lagercrantz - The Girl in the Spider's Web. The first many chapters - smartly sans Lisbeth (the eternal loner ... where is she?) - sets up the plot nicely for the rest of the book. If you liked the first three Larsson novels and keep an open mind, you will likely enjoy this fourth installment by David Lagercrantz. He does an excellent job of continuing the story and setting the stage for future novels. I many ways, this book is easier to read and follow than Larsson's. I do hope there will be future novels and a SWEDISH movie version of this book. Bring on more Lisbeth and Blomkvist!
Date published: 2015-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great continuation of the series Excellent read. Enjoyed it from front to back. Great storyline with many exciting parts. Fans of the series will not be dissapointed
Date published: 2015-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved the trilogy so much i read it in three languages I loved the trilogy and am really looking forward to this sequel so very very much
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from TITLE__OKAY O_ All_about_computers...i_dont_own_one._story_line__was__interesting_read_in_2_nts ºex@pertts~
Date published: 2015-09-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A mess... The book is chock full of monologues and exposition. The author broke the first rule of novel writing: don't tell me, show me. Not a good companion to the other three. And there's a blatant advert for the follow up.
Date published: 2015-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The Girl in the Spider's Web The plotline was in keeping with the earlier books but Lagercrantz is no Stieg Larsson. The writing quality is poor, the dialogue is almost juvenile in places and there are too many re-hashes of information from the previous books. The story has no flow and is disjointed and confusing. It is a major disappointment.
Date published: 2015-09-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Requires stamina This was a slog indeed. I liken it to a Thanksgiving dinner where you're eagerly awaiting the turkey and all the fixings but you have to get through Uncle David's stories about people you don't know and don't care about. You know you're going to sit there and listen on the promise of a good meal, but you can't help thinking about sending out for Thai food. The translation was painfully stilted and repetitive. The physical quality of the book was poor: from those awful, unevenly cut pages that are difficult to get a hold of, to printing errors (i.e. "read" where the word should be "road".)
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It's no girl with the dragon tattoo but still a formidable second. I would recommend it 10-10 mate
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not like the series I was also very disappointed in this book. The characters were not written in a way that made sense with the other books in the series; they were all wrong in both dialogue and behaviour. The story and writing also jumped around a lot and confused me as to where the characters were or what they were doing as it was not explained or transitioned properly. Overall not a book I would recommend and will not be continuing on with this series with this new author.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A worthy successor Not as good as book one but better than two and three. It was suspenseful and I like the way it ended but it could have used fewer characters and more central plot. I'm sure there will be more books to come and I'll buy them.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught the flavor but not the finesse Well worth reading. The author made it unnecessarily complex and complicated but did catch the personae of the major characters. I particularly liked the closing.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Caught the flavor but not the finesse Well worth reading. The author made it unnecessarily complex and complicated but did catch the personae of the major characters. I particularly liked the closing.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from dont waste your time I was so bored, and had to force myself to finish this book. Very disappointed in this book, and was not up to par for the rest of this series.
Date published: 2015-09-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from slow, lisbeth some what missing Book was okay. You can tell that it was not written by Steig Larson. Plot line was slowto develop. Would like to have seem more of Lisbeth Salander
Date published: 2015-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read. A fast paced story and good plot. I did enjoy the book and am looking forward to the next one in the series. Having said that, I found that the characters were not as complex as the previous ather had developed them. If you haven't read the original trilogy, I think you will still be able to follow the story.
Date published: 2015-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good reboot I thought this was a great continuation of the story. Sure it's not the same voice as Larsson, but I felt that David did a good job. If you read the trilogy and you still want more, I highly recommend picking this up.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to put down Visit the characters you knew and piece together the threads of the intersecting lives. Almost as good as the original-s
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Absolutely AWFUL What a travesty. Doesn't come Close to the skilled writing in the originals. Shame on the heirs for allowing this to be associated with their brother's work
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I am not sure if it the writing or the translation, but this story is a slog to get through. The characters don't feel right, the story line is inconsistent. Don't buy it, If you want to read it go get it at the library in a year. You won't have missed much.
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is incorrect advertising The Girl in the Spider's Web is written by David Lagercratz NOT Stieg Larsson. Stieg Larsson passed away on November 9th, 2004 and the Millennium Series was published posthumously. And yet the cover of this new book is in the classic styling of the Millennium Series. It seems the publisher thought this too good to let lie and hired David Lagercratz to write another novel. Meanwhile, Larsson's long time (+30 years) partner, Eva Gabrielsson, is still in dispute (legal) with Larsson's father and brother because Larsson did not leave a will. I will take a pass on this book and suggest you do the same... that is until Sweden can bring it's inheritance laws into the 21st century.
Date published: 2015-05-08

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Wrange tried to concentrate on the game, but he was not managing too well. Fortunately this punk girl was going to be easy pickings. She wasn’t bad, as it turned out—she probably spent a lot of time playing—but what good was that? He toyed with her a little, and she was bound to be impressed. Who knows, maybe he could even get her to come home with him after- wards. True, she looked stroppy, and Wrange did not go in for stroppy girls, but she had nice tits and he might be able to take out his frustrations on her. It had been a disaster of a morning.   It wasn’t grief that he felt: it was fear. Wrange really did try hard to convince himself that he had done the right thing. What did the goddamn professor expect when he treated him as if he didn’t exist? But of course it wouldn’t look good that Wrange had sold him down the river. He consoled himself with the thought that an idiot like Balder must have made thou- sands of enemies, but deep down he knew: the one event was linked to the other, and that scared him to death.   Ever since Balder had started working at Solifon, Wrange had been afraid that the drama would take a frightening new turn, and here he was now, wishing that it would all go away. That must have been why he went into town this morning on a compulsive spree to buy a load of designer clothes, and had ended up here at the chess club. Chess still managed to distract him, and the fact was that he was feeling better already. He felt like he was in control and smart enough to keep on fooling them all. Look at how he was playing.   This girl was not half bad. In fact there was something unorthodox and creative in her play, and she would probably be able to teach most people in here a thing or two. It was just that he, Arvid Wrange, was crushing her. His play was so brilliant and sophisticated that she had not even noticed he was on the brink of trapping her queen. Stealthily he moved his positions forward and  snapped it up  without sacrificing more than a knight. In a flirty, casual tone bound to impress her he said, “Sorry, baby. Your queen is down.”   But he got nothing in return, no smile, not a word, nothing. The girl upped the tempo, as if she wanted to put a quick end to her humiliation, and why not? He’d be happy to keep the process short and take her out for two or three drinks before he pulled her. Maybe he would not be very nice to her in bed. The chances were that she would still thank him afterwards. A miserable cunt like her would be unlikely to have had a fuck for a long time and would be totally unused to guys like him, cool guys who played at this level. He decided to show off a bit and explain some higher chess theory. But he never got the chance. Something on the board did not feel quite right. His game began to run into some sort of resistance he could not understand. For a while he persuaded himself that it was only his imagination, perhaps the result of a few careless moves. If only he concentrated he would be able to put things right, and so he mobilized his killer instinct.   But the situation just got worse.   He felt trapped—however hard he tried to regain the initiative she hit back—and in the end he had no choice but to acknowledge that the balance of power had shifted, and shifted irreversibly. How crazy was that? He had taken her queen, but instead of building on that advantage he had landed in a fatally weak position. Surely she had not deliberately sacrificed her queen so early in the game? That would be impossible—the sort of thing you read about in books, it doesn’t happen in your local chess club in Vasastan, and it’s definitely not something that pierced punk chicks with attitude problems do, especially not to great players like him. Yet there was no escape.   In four or five moves he would be beaten and so he saw no alternative but to knock over his king with his index finger and mumble congratulations. Even though he would have liked to serve up some excuses, some- thing told him that that would make matters worse. He had a sneaking feeling that his defeat was not just down to bad luck, and almost against his will he began to feel frightened again. Who the hell was she? Cautiously he looked her in the eye and now she no longer looked like a stroppy, insecure nobody. Now she seemed cold—like a predator eyeing its prey. He felt deeply ill at ease, as if the defeat on the chessboard were but a prelude to something much, much worse. He glanced towards the door.   “You’re not going anywhere,” she said. “Who are you?” he said. “Nobody special.” “So we haven’t met before?” “Not exactly.” “But nearly, is that it?” “We’ve met in your nightmares, Arvid.” “Is this some kind of joke?” “Not really.” “What do you mean?” “What do you think I mean? “How should I know?”   He could not understand why he was so scared.  

Editorial Reviews

"So much more than a thriller, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dazzling novel of big ideas. It tackles issues of power, corruption, justice, and innocence--all the while drawing you into the twists and turns of a frighteningly suspenseful mystery." --Harlan Coben