Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publication Date: September 16, 2008 (English edition)

Rating: ★ ★ ★  ☆
Although it started out a bit more slowly than I normally prefer, this is one that I highly recommend. The writing is excellent, as is the story. Even though I had guessed early on what Harriet’s true fate was, I didn’t anticipate all of the twists the story would take. It’s somewhat of a dark mystery, but I wouldn’t describe it as necessarily depressing.

Highly recommend reading this before watching the films.