The Girl Who Played With Fire
by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played With Fire Chapter 3 Summary
How It All Goes Down
Friday, December 17 – Saturday, December 18
- Salander tails Dr. Forbes all day. The background check arrives in her inbox.
- She learns that the wife of Richard Forbes, Geraldine Forbes, has a rich father who left her 40 million dollars when he died. Geraldine and Richard have no children.
- The hurricane hits Grenada a little after 11pm.
- Salander joins the others in the hotel's storm cellar. She leaves the bag with her computer there and goes to George Bland's shack to bring him to the hotel.
- When Bland and Salander reach the hotel, she sees Richard and Geraldine Forbes struggling on the beach. She quickly realizes Richard wants to kill Geraldine for her money.
- She breaks a chair inside the hotel and with one of the legs, heads toward the struggling pair.
- Richard doesn't see her, and she smashes him upside the head with the chair leg. He falls.
- Bland and Salander lift Geraldine, who is bloody from a head wound, and carry her to the hotel.
- She looks behind them and sees the waves take Richard into the sea.
- As they get Geraldine into the hotel, Bland agrees not to say they saw Richard Forbes.
- The next day, after the storm, Salander and Bland learn that Forbes has been found dead.
- Geraldine doesn't seem to remember anything from that night, but she's very upset about her husband's death.
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