The Girl in the Spider’s Web: by David Lagercrantz | Summary & Analysis

Summary of The Girl in the Spider’s Web: by David Lagercrantz | Includes Analysis


The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A Lisbeth Salander Novel is the fourth novel in the Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz. This book follows Lisbeth Salander, a Swedish hacker who, while looking into her father and sister’s criminal empire, uncovers information about ties between a criminal organization, the National Security Agency (NSA), and a massive technology corporation.

Prominent scientist, Franz Balder, recently learned his autistic son, August, is being abused by his stepfather, Lasse Westman. Balder travels from the United States to Sweden in order to retrieve the boy from his mother, actress Hanna Balder. The boy has been neglected and not received the proper care because Westman and Hanna used Balder’s child support money on other things.

Balder and August stop at a streetlight. August has a silent, but strongly emotional reaction to a man on the street who Balder later learns is a friend of Westman’s who participated in abusing August…

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Introduction to the Important People in the book
Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

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