The Girl w/the Dragon Tattoo
I knew it would be violent
I knew it wasn't quite my regular reading
YET, so many said it was really really good
So, now I'm hooked, and have just a bit more before finishing
And, i understand, this is the first book of a trilogy.
EDITED TO ADD: Yep, finished the first book --- not sure I want to continue with the series. Too violent for me --- I think there are other novels out there that I prefer to dive into