I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo a while back and was a bit turned off by the "darkness" of the novel. While a great suspense story, there are no likable characters. Women are treated abominably, suicide is commonplace as is murder. So it was with skepticism that I began to read the next in the trilogy by Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire.
Yes, there is murder in The Girl Who Played With Fire and some fairly obnoxious characters but the storyline meticulously unwinds to disclose some very shocking revelations leading to the solving of the crimes committed. If you have not read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, not to worry, the author brings you up to speed as the story progresses.
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This book will keep you in suspense and you won't want to put it down until you finish. Now I'm on to The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.