Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson, 724 pages

The Girl Who Played With Fire is the sequel to the book The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  It had been several years since I had read the first book in the series, so my memory was a little fuzzy.  But, the second book does touch back to some important details from the first book.  Names came back to me, more easily then places.  The books are translated from Sweden, so names and places were hard to keep track of because of spellings and similarities in pronunciation.  For this reason, I sometimes found the story hard to follow.

In The Girl Who Played With Fire, Millennium Publisher, Mikael Blomkvist is about to publish a revealing article on sex trafficking in Europe.  Right before the article and a book are to be published, the authors (a man and a woman who are close friends of Mikael) are violently murdered.  Hitting close to home, Mikael has to find the murderer before his good friend and computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, is charged with the crime after the murder weapon is found with her prints. Suspense, thrills, and mystery follow as Mikael and Lisbeth work to prove her innocence.  The story was a little slow in the beginning, but as it went on I had to finish the book to find out what the twist would be.  And, there is a twist that reveals Lisbeth's shocking secret.  The surprise ending leaves Lisbeth fighting for her life.

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