The Girl who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

Rarely do you pick up a book as long as The Girl who Played with Fire and read cover to cover without once being bored.  This is a good page turner that anyone who likes a good crime thriller will enjoy.

If you haven’t already read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the first novel in this Millennium trilogy by Larsoon, then I strongly recommend that you read it first because it provides necessary background for The Girl who Played with Fire.

The earlier book is a slower start but once the plot gets up and running it is hard to put down. I thought the denouement was a little disappointing in the first book but the second part of the trilogy is  much better.

Character-driven more than plot-driven, it captures your attention from the very first page and the pace never lets up. The plot is complex – in fact there are several plots running simultaneously – and we get to know a log more about Lisbeth Salander. It’s an exciting read that you won’t want to put down. I can’t wait to read the final part.

If you like The Girl who Played with Fire you might also like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Also, have a look at Chain of Events by Fredrik T Olsson and check out the Nordic Noir category on this website.