The Girl Who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire

By Stieg Larsson

  • Release Date: 2009-07-28
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 5,116 Ratings


Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, this second book in the Millennium series is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.
Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past.


  • The Bar was Set Too High

    By NT_Astro
    200 pages into the first book, ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’, I couldn’t put it down. I finished the rest of the remaining 400+ pages in a matter of days. 200 pages into this book, it took me 2 months to finish the remaining 400+ pages. I agree with many of the negative reviews on here. It was unnecessarily detailed with unimportant information, drawn out as if this was the third & final book of the trilogy, & I really didn’t feel connected to any of the characters like I did with the first book. The first book set the bar really high. I was greatly disappointed. RIP Stieg Larsson, thank you for the amazing first book either way.
  • Boring

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    Not as good as the first book. No ending...end was stupid. Could barely pay attention to most of it.
  • Great storyline

    By brandaddy95
    The series itself is really intriguing. One improvement from the first book that I greatly appreciated were that there weren’t as many run-on sentences. I do have to take away at least one star because of how drawn out the book is. I found it hard to get through the first half of this book because most of the pages were filled with grueling details about what each character’s surroundings looked like or what they did. I didn’t need to know EVERY piece of furniture that Lisbeth bought from IKEA and I couldn’t care less what the name of the specific style of chair was called every time she sat in it! At one point, there were over six pages in this iBook describing a single detective’s search of a crime scene just to finally say that a piece of evidence was missing 🙄 At some point, the story picks up and begins to unfold. That’s when you’re hooked. After reading the last page, I felt that my time was well spent. Granted, I quickly skimmed pages that I deemed unnecessary. All in all, I would encourage anyone to read on in the series if they’re up for the task.
  • Girl Who Played With Fire

    By A15g14
    Very, very average plot; drawn out run on writing. Very disappointing. Can't believe the fanfare these books have received.
  • Awesome

    By Pj16287
    Awesome Read... loved the book...
  • Another excellent book in series.

    By JesseOfAlva
    I would still do Lisbeth!!!
  • Must read

    By Player-38
    I throughly have enjoyed the 3 book series. I am reading them again in order to prepare for the 4th book. I don't mind reading them again at all. These books are the most exciting read I've ever had.
  • Great book!

    By C~Ya
    I wasn't sure about reading the first book- Girl With the Dragon Tattoo- but it was the only book I had available to take on the cruise for backup if I finished my other e-book. It was a little slow getting started but captured me without even realizing the hook had been set. Had a hard time putting it down and couldn't wait to start on "Played With Fire." There was no lengthy build up to start this book. No Sirreee!! Read book two in half the time. Start to finish, full of suspense and little plot twists. I'm about to download the third book to see how it all plays out, as three is actually a continuation and conclusion of two. The first book stands alone but goes a long way to establishing characters and relationships that make the other two books more enjoyable. GREAT READ!!
  • So much love❤️

    By Emily4689432
    This is my favorite Trilogy. All of the books are insanely good. I struggled with the first book. Learning all the characters, locations, and getting through the first few chapters. By the time I got to the second book I was hooked. Barely left the house until I finished all three. They will always have a place in my heart.
  • Great Series of Books

    By Cyber_Grunt
    Well written story! I enjoyed the whole series!