Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo turned out to be a completely different book than I had in mind. The book initially started off rather slow, but that changes almost instantly. This one definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. I read it in about a week & a half. The characters seemed so real, they had so much personality. This story takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It revolves around the disappearance of a teenage girl 36 years prior & the lives of the two characters who are trying to uncover what really happened to her. I especially enjoyed the ending. This book is a thriller. There were many unexpected twists & turns that jumped out at me. The book is filled with suspense & mystery. I give this book 4 stars out of 5 stars. It lost a star because there were some parts I didn't care for at all, but overall the storyline was fantastic & very well written.
I was a bit bummed when I learned that the author had passed away before he could complete this series. There are 3 books published, but apparently there were to be more.