Maybe you guys can shed some light on this, because I’ve re-read the last several chapters a few times, but cannot figure this out.
So Lisbeth burns the A4 binders in Martin’s basement – the binders full of the women’s passport photos, his documentation on them, names, identities, how they suffered, etc. And then she drops his laptop into the lake.
Then, when she and Blomkvist are discussing the events with Frode, she is very angry that Frode and Vanger don’t want Martin and Gottfried’s murders and incestuous activities exposed, and she eventually agrees on the condition that Frode identify all the women Martin has murdered, contact their families, and give them retribution, as well as donate 2 million kroner to a center for women annually, and Frode agrees.
Wouldn’t she have made this a lot easier if she had kept all that documentation, especially the A4 binders with all those women’s photos, passports, and info? I can see that maybe she thought his laptop might have information on her that she didn’t want to get out. But the binders are all about the women.
Is this a mistake by Larsson? A hole in the story? Because I have read the whole trilogy now and this never comes up later. I thought she might use all the photos she took of Martin’s basement later, but the Vangers have basically disappeared from the last two books (other than Micke and Harriet’s hook-ups).
Posted by arwen22 in Seattle, WA , 1 Mars 2011