Friday, May 18, 2012

Book #27 - The Girl Who Played with Fire

girlfireAs soon as I finished with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I grabbed The Girl who Played with Fire on my next trip. The story continues and it’s one that hooked me.
This story continues a year after the last book. Lisbeth has had surgery and is traveling the world with her fortune. She’s a similar girl, but not the same. She’s been out of contact, which annoys Blomkvist. Meanwhile, life goes on in Sweden, where Mikael is working with a freelancer to publish a story about the slave trade and prostitution.
There are lots of plots intertwined in this one. Burman is trying to get revenge on Lisbeth, and starts a tangled web unraveling. We have the two freelance journalists killed and Blomkvist discovering the bodies. When Lisbeth’s fingerprints are on the gun, which is later found to have killed Burman, she’s on the run.
The book is really a search for Lisbeth’s past among the murders. She proves as resourceful as ever, and manages to avoid the police, until a confrontation at the end with the real murderer. A shocking page turner that had my looking for Book 3 as soon as I finished this one.

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