The book is packed with incident, thrills, characters, rich details and plot revelations … truly powerful … a stunning, emotionally draining climax - Euro Crime
… a gripping novel, driven by a mixture of anger and warmth - Financial Times
A striking novel, full of passion, an evocative sense of place and subtle insights into venal, corrupt minds - Observer
Crime fiction has seldom needed to salute and mourn such a stellar talent as Larsson's in the same breath - Sunday Times
…sent me reeling … I can say quite confidently that the second book is one of the greatest works of fiction, not just crime fiction … by the end of the Girl Who Played With Fire, I found myself practically tearing through the pages as if hidden in the story were something as important as the secret to eternity - Ali Karim, The Rap Sheet.
Larsson's writing managed to make her (Salander) intriguing, admirable, even sympathetic ….. an absorbing, exciting and bloody multi-layered chase … the climax is a feast of gore … the urgency of Larsson's prose prevents boredom in reading a book that otherwise would be regarded as over-long … a riveting read - The Times.