The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson last week. This thriller and international bestseller is set in modern day Sweden and revolves around an unsolved murder, a disgraced journalist and and a rich, dysfunctional family with many secrets. There are Nazi's, socio-paths, hackers, and perverts galore. The hacker would be Lisbeth Salander, the girl with the dragon tattoo herself. The novel has so many plot twists that you're never sure what's coming next. And there's so much gratuitous violence that you begin to wonder if there was some hidden insanity inside those ABBA songs you listened to as a kid. It's a bit overlong toward the end, and it takes some time to get used to the dizzying number of characters, but it's still a great summer read.
Jenni read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while we were in Sweden and really enjoyed it. She's just started book two: The Girl Who Played with Fire. I'm onto lighter fare with Long Way Down.