The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
This novel is the second installment of Stieg Larsson’s epic Millenium trilogy. The girl Who Played with Fire focuses more closely on Lisabeth’s character. It delves deeper into her past and her psychology while placing her on the run from not only the law, but also her past. Lisabeth’s story is further cloaked in mystery as you flip through the pages. What does Lisbeth have to do with this sex trafficking ring? Who is Zala?
Although there were several racy elements in the novel, I did find that on the whole it was less disturbing than The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This book is pretty long, but I could hardly put it down! It was very exciting and enjoyable. I really liked it. It could have been toned down some, but the story was solid, interesting, and engaging. If you can get past the swearing and the promiscuity, I would recommend it! If you are easily offended, I might suggest to give this one a pass.
Beth is the founder and editor of Fuelled by Fiction. She is a twenty-something east coast Canadian girl who loves writing about books and feminism.