When we picked this book for book club, none of us knew anything about it except that it was on the best seller list and was getting a lot of buzz. It was not at all what I expected. Set in Sweden, the novel centers on Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist who is hired to solve a mysterious disappearance, and Lisbeth Salander, an misunderstood computer hacker. Although the beginning was slow and it took a while to get used to some of the Swedish names, the book quickly becomes a page turner as the two uncover the truth.
Just a warning: there are some pretty creepy things that happen, but I think the book was overall worth reading.
This is also the first book I read on the Kindle! I borrowed my mom's (and have yet to give it back).