The Girl in the Spider's Web - David Lagercrantz & George Goulding

The Girl in the Spider's Web

By David Lagercrantz & George Goulding

  • Release Date: 2015-08-27
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 369 Ratings



Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.

Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son's well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story - and it is a terrifying one.

More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder's world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker.

It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters - and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.

The Girl in the Spider's Web is book four in the Millennium series. Book five, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, was published in September 2017.


  • Excellent

    By fishygringo
    Excellent read
  • The story continues seamlessly...

    By Power2peeps
    Picking up where the massive success of previous author left off was always going to be a considerable challenge. That said, the transition was seamless and hopefully we can look forward to further episodes in the life of the girl with the dragon tattoo. Excellent!!!
  • Mr

    By JSHoppy
    This is a very good story and maintains the style and pace of Stieg Larsson's writing. It's great that Larsson's series has continued in this way - he was an exceptionally gifted writer - and I look forward to further stories.
  • Easily one of the worst books I have ever read

    By King George 69th
    Avoid at all costs. If you liked the trilogy this book will stain your sentiment for the characters. Ill conceived storyline and poorly written with little or no bond with the original novels bar the names of the protagonists. Just terrible.
  • Falls Short

    By Charles Oh
    Lagercrantz puts a lot of effort into achieving continuity for a lot of the characters from the Millennium Trilogy. However time devoted to these characters is at the expense of focusing on Lisbeth. This leads to quite a bit of Lisbeth's actions being recounted in flashbacks or by witnesses rather than us experiencing them in real time. Towards the end too much effort is taken in closing up insignificant plot lines much like one might do when writing an autobiography. Just too many holes in the plot. Made it far less enjoyable. Had to conclude that it did not do justice to the original series.
  • Just terrible

    By King George 69th
    It's hard to articulate how bad this book is. An injustice to the original trilogy and a desecration of its characters. Avoid.
  • Good but not Great

    By Ronmet1
    The book was good, but it did not hold my attention like its predecessors. The main character by far is Salandar and she was not in it enough, especially the firs half of the book. The second half she appeared more and it improved. If another sequel is written I am not sure if I would buy.
  • Sidgold

    By Sid golf
    Super books read all four could not put them down until I finished
  • This is a gift

    By Kofi14
    This book achieves what so many others fail to even graze; a power to change the way you see the world.
  • Refreshingly enjoyable read!

    By Letsleap
    Unlike the last book in the trilogy; the first third of which I was accurately forewarned would be somewhat tedious, this book got straight into the story. It captured my interest from the first page and held it there to the very end, some hours later. Agreed, it is not Larson; it's a lighter read, but then it doesn't wander off at a tangent in order to take you on a journey of background information which adds little to the plot. Some of the criticisms I've read in other reviews are justified, but only because they are writing a critique, comparing the writing style of the two authors. If you simply enjoy an engaging read, with a good storyline, involving familiar characters, and relevant to the currently evolving threats to our personal privacy, then it works well. I'm looking forward to it developing into a more extensive series. Yes, with greater depth in the storyline, and the evolving relationships between the key characters. Final word: forget the academic analysis, read it for what it is; a gripping yarn!