Mikael Blomkvist is an investigative reporter and co-owner of a magazine, Millennium, in Stockholm, Sweden. A bygone behemoth of Swedish industry hires him to solve the 36-year-old mysterious disappearance of Harriet Vanger. Lisbeth Salander is the 24-year-old genius computer hacker (complete with tattoos, piercings, and black lipstick) who aids Mikael in his search for the answers. In uncovering what happened to Harriet, they discover a much bigger secret in Sweden.
This story is well-written and creative. Stieg Larsson creates a world where everything is possible and nothing is coincidence. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is so captivating and fast-paced that it will give you motion sickness (in the best possible way). I listened to the audio version of it and could not bear to hit the pause button. This is the perfect book for anyone who is looking for a one-of-a-kind enthralling mystery that will delight you from the beginning until the very last page.