The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
What’s it about? The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest is the finale to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. It picks up right where the second book left off, with Lisbeth Salander in the hospital being treated for her injuries. On her release, she will face trial for three murders and one attempted murder. With the help of her friend, Mikael Blomkvist, she must prove her innocence, and identify and denounce those who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to become victims of abuse and violence.
Is the narrator any good? If you read my reviews of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Saul Reichlin. In this audiobook, he once again enriches a narrative already alive with interesting characters. Plus he easily handles the many Swedish names and places that could make it difficult to read, rather than listen, to the book.
The verdict? This final book is a very satisfying conclusion to the trilogy, with Larsson doing an impressive job of tying up loose ends. Having said this, if you have read the first two books in this trilogy then you will surely read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest without any recommendation from me. If you haven’t read the first two, then hurry up and download The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The trilogy had me completely hooked from beginning to end, and given the hype that surrounds the three books I know I’m not the only one! The only disappointment is knowing there won’t be any further books from the late Stieg Larsson – what a pity that he’s lost to us!