| Quote #4
Then, as she was on the threshold of her teens, All The Evil happened, which she did not want to think about. (12. 126)
Unfortunately, we don't get to find out what "All The Evil" is until The Girl Who Played With Fire.
| Quote #5
[Salander:] "This is an animal sacrifice in the style of 1954 and 1960 and it doesn't seem credible that someone active fifty years ago would be putting tortured animal corpses on your doorstep today." (22.8)
Why does Martin revert to his father's animal torture by mutilating Blomkvist's friend, Tjorven the cat?
| Quote #6
Christ Almighty. This is no historical mystery. Martin Vanger is murdering women today. And I wandered right into it… (24.10)
By exploring the past, Blomkvist comes face-to-face with very present horrors.