The third volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy is even more gripping than the first two. Kate Mosse, the writer (sorry, am sure all readers of this blog know who she is), has written an excellent review of the books, and I urge you to read it, and the books themselves, of course. Admittedly Larsson's writing is sometimes a little flat - could be the translation - but his plotting is so complex and skilled most readers won't want to put this one down. Actually, you have to put it down because it's very long and exhausting to read, but all the same I stayed awake until one a.m. to finish it - not a ideal peaceful bedtime read as it keeps your mind buzzing. As I said, I'm only sad that the author has died and there won't be any more adventures with the highly unusual Lisbeth Salander, her enemies and supporters.
Yes, I know it was extravagant of me to buy a hardback but I had to purchase something to keep my Airmiles, or so they said. Whether I'll ever remember to use said miles is another matter.