The Girl Who Played with Fire

by Stieg Larsson | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 9780670069026 Global Overview for this book
Registered by HoserLauren of Burlington, Ontario Canada on 1/3/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 03, 2010
I received this as a Christmas present.

From Chapters:
The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

This time, Lisbeth is implicated in a murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was set to be published. Now, while Blomkvist-alone in his belief in her innocence-plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

Journal Entry 2 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, May 27, 2011
Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are back in the second novel of the Millennium Trilogy. Lisbeth is starting to make a small dent in the billions she stole in the last book by going on a year long vacation. When she heads back to Sweden, she buys herself a new place and doesn't let anyone except a few close friends that she is back in town. Blomkvist has been trying to get in touch with her for a while but to no luck.

Blomkvist and the Millennium magazine are working with an author to put out a book and entire issue on the Swedish sex trade. Many names are about to be uncovered and people exposed, when the author and his girlfriend are shot and killed. Blomkvist discovers the bodies and finds the murder weapon, which has Salander's fingerprints on it. They later also find Salandar's guardian shot with the same weapon. The manhunt starts for Salander but Blomkvist isn't convinced that she murdered them and sets off on his own investigation.

The first novel in this series was such a page turner, giving me high expectations for this book. I don't think my expectations were entirely met but the novel was still very good. The start of the novel was just a little bit slow but about a third the way through the book things started to pick up. There were good twists and turns in the book and I still enjoyed the chemistry between Blomkvist and Salander even though they were rarely together during the book.

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 29, 2011
This book is with me now!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of that publication, the author and his girlfriend are found murdered.

LIsbeth Salander has been traveling the globe spending some of the money she stole in the last of this series. She just recently returned to Stockholm and brought an apartment and car under an assumed name.

The police start investigating the murder and find the weapon with Salander's prints on it. The weapon had belonged to Nils Bjurnman, her guardian who was also discovered murdered. The only connection seems to be Salander and the police start to actively search for her.

Blomkvist refuses to believe Salander would be the murderer and sets out to do his own investigation.

This is a thriller which definitely involves the reader right up until the end and further sells the next book because of a cliffhanger. I have always wondered why Salander was so close-mouthed and private. These questions are answered and the answers provide the twists and turns of a great mystery.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 10, 2012
With me and about to be released.

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 10, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (2/10/2012 UTC) at Toronto, Ontario Canada

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