Book review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

At last…….a book that hooked me in and kept me reading. I’d been delaying reading this second book of the Millennium trilogy because it is nearly 600 pages long and the print is rather small!! But I shouldn’t have let that put me off for so long.
It started a little bit slow but once the action kicked in it was so hard to put down. It is set a couple of years after the first book and Mikael Blomkvist is working at Millennium magazine when he is offered a manuscript to publish. It is a book threatening to reveal details of persons in authority being involved in illegal sex trafficking throughout Europe. When the author and his girlfriend, who is writing a university thesis on the same subject, are murdered, Lisbeth Salander crops up as the main suspect. But Blomkvist doesn’t believe it was her despite all the damning evidence to the contrary.
Lisbeth goes into hiding, as various investigations into the deaths get underway, and we find out a lot about Lisbeth’s past during the course of events.
Once it got going I read most of this book in a few days. I did get a little bit confused with all the Swedish names and remembering who was who but the writing is superb and I now can’t wait to read the third book.
What a shame that the author is no longer with us, we really need more books from Mr Larsson!!

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