As with the first book, this complex novel is not just a thrilling read, but tackles head-on the kind of issues that Larsson himself railed against in society, such as endemic establishment corruption and the exploitation of women - Daily Mail.
Astonishing novels … Larsson came up with an entirely new kind of heroine for the crime story … as with Larsson's first novel, this is wonderful stuff - Daily Express.
A year ago, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won ecstatic praise from British critics and readers. Now its successor, The Girl who Played with Fire has outsold the likes of Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson … once more, another figure seizes the book by the scruff of its neck and binds the reader in fetters of fascination - Independent.
The Girl Who Played with Fire is that rare thing - a sequel that is even better than the book that went before … it is to be read in great hungry chunks - Observer.
It is rare to find a thriller in which the female characters are allowed so much space to be. Lisbeth Salander really is a wonderful creation - Scotsman.
Stieg Larsson is, as we say, definitely having a moment … the writing is gripping, the plotting masterly - Rachel Johnson, Sunday Times.
As good as crime writing gets - Times Literary Supplement.
A gripping novel, driven by a mixture of anger and warmth - Financial Times.
Darkly wonderful adventure - Scotland on Sunday.
Unmissable - London Lite.
It's that rare thing; a thoughtful contemporary thriller with its heart and its head in the right place - Tribune.
The huge pleasure of these books is Salander, a fascinating creation - Mark Lawson, Guardian.
Even more gripping and astonishing than the first … this novel will leave readers on the edge of their seats - Joan Smith, Sunday Times.