Having visited Sweden to stay with my son who lived and worked in the country, I was made aware of how much personal data was publically available on all residents. By law the address, telephone number, email address, job title, salary of all citizens is available at government offices and on line. It is really quite scarey for we British. It also meant that the social life of the young was somewhat scewed; girls would not give their names to boys unless they new them really well to allow some privacy and avoid being stalked.
Against this background all the twists and turns of the 'Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest' are quite understandable and thrilling. The book keeps you on your toes from beginning to end!