Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium Trilogy #2)
Author: Steig Larsson
Fans of intelligent page-turners will be more than satisfied by Larsson's second thriller, even though it falls short of the high standard set by its predecessor, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which introduced crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist and punk hacker savant Lisbeth Salander. A few weeks before Dag Svensson, a freelance journalist, plans to publish a story that exposes important people involved in Sweden's sex trafficking business based on research conducted by his girlfriend, Mia Johansson, a criminologist and gender studies scholar, the couple are shot to death in their Stockholm apartment. Salander, who has a history of violent tendencies, becomes the prime suspect after the police find her fingerprints on the murder weapon. While Blomkvist strives to clear Salander of the crime, some far-fetched twists help ensure her survival. Powerful prose and intriguing lead characters will carry most readers along. (Aug.)
This series keeps getting better and better! I love the first book and thought that Larsson played the characters brilliantly. With this book, he didn't hesitant on giving his twist that will make you say, "What??? Is that for real?" I mean I had that same feeling near the end of the book. When I thought that it was great with how the story goes, then I read another twist which makes the book so explosive. This is a great read especially for people like me that loves mystery suspense.
Well my comment again like with the first book, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, I had a hard time keeping track of the characters and remember the name. I don't even know what Folken means. I keep on forgetting who was who as sometimes I'm lost in the book but I managed.
Another is the ending. I mean, it is indeed open ended because the story will continue in the final book but I felt it was a little short. But the ending was indeed what made me more excited to read the last book immediately. I am certainly recommending this book to those who haven't read it yet. If you happen to have this in your TBR pile, pick it up.