Larsson’s sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo definitely does not disappoint! The first novel was so well-crafted that I didn’t think that it could be continued in the second, but wow… I love that the stories are integrated with many of the same characters, but the story flows effortlessly into a completely new tale. Part of what I enjoy so much about Larsson’s writing is that pieces that you barely remember from the first novel come back to be integral components of the plot.
In The Girl Who Played with Fire, Mikael Blomkvist’s journal Millennium is in the middle of another major story–sex trafficking. Then a researcher and a reporter are killed, and somehow Lisbeth is in the middle of it again. The police suspect Lisbeth, but Mikael and Armansky both maintain that she is innocent. This was a fantastic read. I can’t wait to see how the series ends!