The Girl who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz || Book Review

The book that ends the Millennium series…
(From the date of this review being published, there have been no new releases.)

I’m not going to lie and say that I’m happy to have finished the series. I’m happy to mark off another book series that I’ve finished but at the same time, I feel the opposite. Surely there is more insane justice that Lisbeth Salander can dish out to the evil world out there?

The previous book left me on such a cliffhanger that I immediately jumped into this one!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2019

Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

Lisbeth Salander – the fierce, unstoppable girl with the dragon tattoo–has disappeared. She’s sold her apartment in Stockholm. She’s gone silent electronically. She’s told no one where she is. And no one is aware that at long last she’s got her primal enemy, her twin sister, Camilla, squarely in her sights. 

Mikael Blomkvist is trying to reach Lisbeth. He needs her help unraveling the identity of a man who lived and died on the streets in Stockholm – a man who does not exist in any official records and whose garbled last words hinted at possible damaging knowledge of people in the highest echelons of government and industry. In his pocket was a crumpled piece of paper with Blomkvist’s phone number on it. 

Once again, Salander and Blomkvist will come to each other’s aid, moving in tandem toward the truths they each seek. In the end, it will be Blomkvist – in a moment of unimaginable self-sacrifice – who will make it possible for Lisbeth to face the most important battle of her life, and, finally, to put her past to rest.


The plot was twisted and well-written, and full of suspenseful moments. The pace in the beginning started off slowly and then at an unexpected moment, it just exploded. A great murder mystery with connections to the underground crime world.

Again, many characters to keep track of and it added an adventurous element to the story. The characters are well layered to avoid predictability.

Lisbeth is portrayed a little more human in this book, which was a great addition to even more of her character growth and served as a great ending for the book. This book just solidifies her will to get things done, no matter the challenges and who stands in her way. She remains to be one of my favourite female characters.

There are some moments that reference past events but this book could actually work well as a standalone novel (no, this isn’t an invitation to skip all the other books, READ THEM ALL!).


I’m sad to see the series come to an end! There have to be more books!

Good job on making a great follow-up trilogy, David Lagercrantz!

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.74 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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More reviews from the Millennium series

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye – David Lagercrantz

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