Chapter 12 Summary

Maundy Thursday, March 24

Annika and Blomkvist arrive near Berger’s home. Blomkvist convinces his exhausted sister to let him take a taxi the rest of the way so that she can go home. It has been several years since he has been to Berger’s home, and he has only been there a couple of times. Berger and Blomkvist’s twenty-year relationship has not significantly changed, even with her marriage to Beckman. Early in their relationship, after Berger confessed her affair with Blomkvist, Beckman paid Blomkvist a visit. They got drunk together, and Beckman made the situation simple: As long as the relationship was based on physical desire and Blomkvist did not try to break up the marriage, Beckman was satisfied...

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