Book: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Author: Steig Larsson
While Larsson's second installment in his best-selling trilogy fails to deliver the same unrelenting intensity as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the reader is still held with baited breath in suspense right up until the end.
The Girl Who Played With Fire follows Lisbeth Salander as she's wrongfully charged with two brutal murders and flees into hiding. Of course, Lisbeth cannot stray too far from the mystery and her refusal to leave good enough alone almost results in the famous proverb that "curiosity killed the cat." The best part of the book is that the stunning explanations behind a number of secrets from the first book which simultaneously clarify Lisbeth's personality while leaving us in perplexed fascination. The sexual tension between Lisbeth and her editor Mikeal Blomkist hovers over the entire story like a fog that just wont settle. I, for one, am rooting for them - but trust that Larsson has a satisfactorily unpredictable plan for the confused lovebirds and I cannot wait to discover what he has in store.
I would recommend The Girl Who Played With Fire to anyone who has read the previous installment. Without the key storylines from the first one, it would be incredibly difficult to get properly engrossed here. Read and Enjoy! Here's hoping to a finale fit for literary genius!