This week's Saturday Read is The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson. This is the second novel in the trilogy by Larsson. (Last week I told you about the first book.)
Picking up over a year where Dragon Tattoo left off, we find that Lisbeth Salander has been traveling around the world. She's also gotten breast implants. After surviving a hurricane in the Caribbean, she heads home to Sweden and reconnects with a few people from her past. We also learn that a journalist named Dag Svensson approaches Millennium to help publish his novel about sex trafficking in Sweden. His book stems from his girlfriend's, Mia Johannson, dissertation. Salander, using her computer hacking skills, finds out this information and is soon the prime suspect in their murders. Blomkvist is convinced that Salander is innocent and sets out to prove just that, enlisting help along the way. However, there are many twists and turns and shocking discoveries about Salander's past that pop up along the way.
This book had me on the very edge of my seat and my boyfriend had to practically rip it from my hands a few times. This novel is even better than the first! And there is no sadistic sex this time around. The action started right away, rather than a slow build up to it in the first novel, and the overall pacing is much faster. The ending definitely leaves you wanting more...right away!