I will admit that no, this isn’t Larsson. But his characters do come back to life under Lagercrantz’s pen. It took me a while to get into this story, because the voice was so obviously different and nothing of interest really happened until I was about a quarter through the book. It was still a good story with the same ol’ characters that I’ve grown to love. I feel like even thought Lagercrantz is a different voice, he knows the characters just as well as I do, so they held true to themselves. That was what I was worried about with a new author: that the characters would do or say something out of character. I felt like they held true for the most part. It still isn’t quite the same gut wrenching action/thriller, but it did have some good “Oh my!” moments. Not to mention I actually had trouble putting it down at some points, because I was worried about the characters’ fate. So for making me invest, but not quite sounding the same, I’ll give a robust four stars.
This one goes out to the several people that I know that have been diagnosed with cancer in the past few weeks. You know who you are. Let’s kick some cancer butt, like Lisbeth would!