Lisbeth Salander – The Girl with the Dragon TattooRead about the other entries on the list.
So…even though she ignores interaction with Blomkvist in all of book two…and though most of their conversations are through email… and despite the fact that she is very much a sociopath…Salander’s brilliance as a fellow detective and dependability as a friend is essentially the equivalent of Watson on steroids. She is the (boxing, computer-hacking-genius) peanut butter to Blomkvist’s (attractive and strong-willed) jelly, if you will. Not to mention she saves him from the clutches of a ruthless, sadomasochistic serial killer.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is among Lynda Bellingham's six best books and Camilla Läckberg's top ten Swedish crime novels.