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The Girl Who Played with Fire

“The Girl who Played with Fire” is the second novel in The Millennium Trilogy and was first published in 2006.
 It was published in English in 2009 and straight away became a No. 1 Best Seller in UK and was the first translated novel to do that in the hardback chart.
It won the Swedish Crime Writers´ Academy Award in 2006 for The Best Swedish Crime Novel .
According to figures from June 2011, the Millennium Trilogy has together sold 60 million copies in more than 50 countries. 

Plot summary

Lisbeth Salander is wanted for a triple murder. All three victims are connected to a trafficking exposé about to be published in Mikael Blomqvist’s magazine Millenium, and Lisbeth’s fingerprints are on the weapon.

Lisbeth vanishes to avoid capture by the justice. Mikael, not believing the police, is despairingly trying to clear her name, using all his resources and the staff of his magazine. During this process, Mikael discovers Lisbeth’s past, a terrible story of abuse and traumatizing experiences growing up in the Swedish care system.

When he eventually finds her, it’s only to discover that she is far more entangled in his initial investigation of the sex industry than he could ever imagine.

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the whole series is juz amazing!! I luved it!!

- , 1 June 2013

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I see how this guy could literally try and make this girl out to be really promiscuous, if thats the case, maybe this sick pervert should try and help her, and get her help instead of speculating her life, for the world to see...for judgement. Thou shalt not cast stones.

- Kelly Alex S, 20 April 2013

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I finished both the first and the second book in two days and I didn't do anything else but read, (I nearly even forgot to eat a couple of times) . I want to start the third but I know I won't be able to put it down.

- C. O, 7 April 2013

The books are sensational, since all fiction descriptions are happening in present world.

They do seem the gen of other famous novels which, in spite of also being bet sellers, have absolutely impossible stories in such little time...

- Durval, 31 December 2013

Hi, As a non-native speaker I was googling to see how people use the structure "both the first and the second BOOK or BOOKS?". I was wondering if it s correct or not. I know it s quite irrelevant. I'd appreciate your help. Thanks.

- Vahid, 16 June 2014

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Just finished the first book and it was great! Now heading to the bookstore for the 2nd...

- Adriano Siqueira, 16 juli 2012

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Finshed The Girl Who Played With Fire last night! I read the last 300 pages in less than 24 hours, I just couldn't put it down! Now I gotta go get The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest asap!

- Erin Milligan, 24 May 2012

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I JUST FINISHED THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATOO., IT WAS VERYCOMPELLING WITH THE EUROPEAN STYLE OF THE SETTIND.. I FOUND WORDS IN THIS BOOK THAT I NEVER HEARD OF, SO, IT WAS A VERY EDUCATIONAL READ ALSO.

- SONYA BROWN, 18 April 2012

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I am hooked! Loved Girl with the Dragon Tatoo but The Girl Who Played with Fire is awesome. Almost finished. Can't stop listening to the audiobook.

- Janet Couture, NC, 2 April 2012

Just wait until you read The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.

- BladeRunner, 28 July 2013

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The book didn't end until the first few chapters of the third book.

With apprehension, I suspended my natural inclination towards disbelief for the first book and most of the second, but when Lisbeth, while standing in a forest, suddenly understands the proof for Fermat's Theoram, I had to draw the line.

While the characters are interesting and have depth, the translation makes the prose come across as low grade fan fiction.

- Karen Hive, 30 Mars 2012

Obviously you have trouble reading such intense manuscrips. Try the movie. It's more your speed.

- Name/signature, 24 augusti 2012

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I am reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo......I am so glad it is a trilogy because I would hate for it to end with just one book!

- Pat Robair, 22 Mars 2012

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I just couln't get enough of The Girl who played with Fire, it was really a great book! I can also say this about the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I also saw the movie. I am looking forward to reading The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest!!

The books were so hard to put down and when I was nearing the ending I didn't wan to book to end.

- Jeanette, 9 February 2012

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