| Quote #4
Salander had tenderness in her eyes, but that this strange woman was her mother never ceased to amaze her. She could recognize not the slightest resemblance in looks or nature. (4.32)
Seeing Salander with her mother is surprising. We almost expect for Salander to have a bad mother she hates. We get more details on their relationship in the other novels.
| Quote #5
Her mother at last got the Christmas present opened and sniffed at the aroma, enchanted. Thank you, Camilla. (4.46)
This is how we know Salander has a sister named Camilla, and how we know her mother has a serious problem. But we still don't learn why in this novel. In all, Salander's family remains mysterious.
| Quote #6
The Vanger clan consisted of such an extensive cast it would take time to figure out who was who. (8.116)
You're telling us! At first we think we'll never keep all those Vangers straight. But by the time we finish reading, it's pretty clear who is who. Oh, the feeling of accomplishment!