The Girl who Played with Fire by Steig Larsson

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The second book in Larsson's Millenium Trilogy takes a bit of time to build tension but once the author sets up the elements, this book cannot be put down. Lisbeth Salender and Mikael Blomkvist are again the main characters but they don't make contact until the very end of the story when tangled plot ends collide. The police are hunting for Lisbeth who has been accused of going on a killing rampage. The press tries and convicts her based on her old psychological profile. Tension and pacing deliver a well planned story while her past comes alive and the mystery around her mental state begins to unravel. Lisbeth refuses Mikael's attempts to help as she takes on the fight for her identity and life.

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I've enjoyed both of the

I've enjoyed both of the first two books in Steig Larsson's trilogy and wish there were more (just heard on NPR that he had wanted to have a nine or 10 books series). A warning, however, that both contain sexual violence that might not be suitable for teens.