Two years ago Lagercrantz carried on the wildly successful Millenium Series started by Stieg Larsson, with The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which features the fabulous dragon-tattooed Lisbeth Salander. It was well received and Larsson’s fans were generally impressed. Now. his new book The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, Lagercrantz heightens the myth that is Lisbeth by a slight turn towards the fantastical. This is a bit of a departure from the original concept which was grounded in realistic detail, but it’s a fun one nonetheless. Picking up underdogs to save along the way, Lisbeth does further investigating into the mystery of her own existence. She uncovers yet larger crimes associated with children of ethnic minorities that officials will protect at all costs. There is something about her flawed and prickly character that is highly appealing. Perhaps it’s her tendency to champion the helpless, while coming from a place of abuse and disadvantage herself.