Looking for the perfect gift for the lover of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy? Here are a few books published in the last year that can help fill that void and keep anyone reading way into the night.
The Informationist, Taylor Stephens
Meet Vanessa “Michael” Munroe, a woman who was born to missionary parents in Africa and soon became the protégé of a gunrunner and his mercenary crew once she was old enough. Michael deals with information. You need information, she can find it – no matter what the cost. That is, until something sent her running. After building a new life and starting over, a Texas oil billionaire hires her to find his missing daughter. Michael agrees and starts to find some very deep, dark secrets. Can she eventually find out what happened to the billionaire’s daughter? She heads back to Africa to deal with her demons and find out.
The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen
After almost being killed in the line of duty, Carl Mørck, is “promoted” to a new department, called Department Q, which handles special investigations. He quickly discovers that he is the only one in the department and it’s not exactly a promotion. He acquires a stack of Copenhagen’s cold cases – ones that are so cold no one else can figure out. One of these cases catches his attention. A case of a missing politician, Merete Lynggaard, who vanished out of thin air five years earlier. This novel flips back and forth between Mørck’s investigation and what actually happened to Merete.
The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler
After a gruesome murder of a family, only one witness remains. A young boy, who himself was attacked with over a hundred times with a knife and lapsed into shock. Desperate and out of other leads, Detective Inspector Joona Linna, enlists a hypnotist, Dr. Erik Maria Bark, to help see into the boy’s mind & get information to lead them to the killer. Dr. Bark had sworn in the past that he would never do that kind of work again, but he finally agrees. After he hypnotizes the boy, it triggers a very dangerous chain of events.
And don’t forget The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movie with Daniel Craig as Blomkvist comes is in movies theatres tomorrow. Tickets to the movie is another great Christmas gift. Check your local theatre for show times or gift cards. Enjoy the trailer!
— Kristen B.