David Lagercrantz’s second Lisbeth Salander novel is The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye and it successfully stays true to Larsson’s original framework as Salander is dangerous, meticulous, and secretive. The multiplying plot and fast pace will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Alice McDermott’s The Ninth Hour is one of her most exquisite as she again returns to Brooklyn and a meticulously crafted Irish American enclave. The story follows a young widow, her clever daughter, and the nuns who take them in and care for them.
Tabish Khair’s Just Another Jihadi Jane is required reading for anyone trying to understand our contemporary world. The story follows two muslim British girls who leave home to join ISIS and become brides of jihadis and find “far more than disillusionment.”