The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
This book got better and better so that by page 300 I couldn't wait to turn the page. It played out in my mind like a movie - more focused on plot twists than in depth character development. There are two heroes - Blomkvist the polyanna reporter and Salander the social outcast rogue investigator. I wasn't prepared for the sadism since I didn't read any reviews. So be warned - it is gross in places. Which of course makes it even more scintillating.
Once the main conflict resolves the story line fizzles out to a rather unsatisfying ending. Still it was remarkably entertaining. I'll give it a B+.