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- "The first book took a while to get into, but once I got there I was completely hooked, and couldn't wait for the next one." in 37 reviews
- "Probably one of my favourite book series- these books are so well written, and all of the plot twists and turns definitely kept my attention- I read all three of them in a week!" in 11 reviews
- "i liked this series alot, it got a little slow at some points and some of the characters were hard to follow but all in all good series" in 7 reviews
- "Even though the books starts slowly, it's still a very good read if you stick with it." in 6 reviews
- "The second book, as it is unabridged, was detail heavy - and not on the good details you want, but with the kind where I could have removed 1/2 the book and not even nicked the plot line." in 6 reviews
This fantastic 500 page hardcover novel (The Girl who played with fire by Stieg Larsson) begins where the first book (Girl with the dragon tattoo) ends. Some of the same characters (Mikael Blomkvist, journalist and publisher of the magazine Millennium, and the creepy Advokat Nils Erik Bjurman, who raped Lisbeth Salander in the first book) are in this book.
After the short prologue, this novel begins with Lisbeth Salander on a long vacation since she now had the funds to do as she wants and there were fewer assignments she was getting for her investigative expertise. When she arrived back in Sweden she rented a new apartment and went shopping to furnish her apartment. She had avoided any recent contact with Mikael Blomkvist, even though they had been lovers for a short time while she helped him investigate a serial killer (See The girl with the dragon tattoo).
In this page turning novel, the Millennium has agreed to investigate the sex slave trade in Sweden doing a series of feature articles on the subject along with publishing a book on the investigation. I never like to give away too much information when reviewing novels because it spoils it for the reader. When Salander’s finger prints are found on a murder weapon, Blomkvist does not believe she had anything to do with the murders and now they wind up working together to solve the murders.
If you are into tight mysteries with plenty of suspense and gritty action this is a book you will enjoy reading. The writer spins the story which makes you eager to turn the pages to see what happens next.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Tactical principles of the most effective combative systems).
Definitely one of the most absorbing plots.
The Swedish film adaptation is stunning, made me discover and fall in love with Stieg Larsson's books.
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