The Girl Who Played With Fire- Stieg Larsson
Reading Challenge Category: 2nd Book in Trilogy
Lisbeth Salander is a wanted woman. Two Millennium journalists about to expose the truth about sex trafficking in Sweden are murdered, and Salander's prints are on the weapon. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society - but no-one can find her. Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium magazine's legendary star reporter, does not believe the police. Using all his magazine staff and resources to prove Salander's innocence, Blomkvist also uncovers her terrible past, spent in criminally corrupt institutions. Yet Salander is more avenging angel than helpless victim. She may be an expert at staying out of sight - but she has ways of tracking down her most elusive enemies.
Well, I’m certainly glad I gave the second book a go as it was much better than the first. It didn’t have as many boring bits as the first although the mathematical facts and equations were a bit random and I was expecting them to become relevant. However, they didn’t, maybe the reason for the inclusion of these will become apparent in the third book. The character development was much more intense. You really got to know Lisbeth more, but at the same time, you also felt like you didn’t know her as you doubted her and believed she could be the murderer. It was very cleverly written as it was all written from Lisbeth’s point of view up to the point of the murders. It then switched, so you didn’t know what had happened to her or what she had done. You were as much in the dark as the police and Blomkvist were. I really enjoyed this one, and I’m looking forward to book three.