This book is not even close to comparing to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. This book seemed to take a really long time before you actually get into the plot. The first 100ish pages is spent playing catchup with characters that don't necessarily mean that much. And one of the big problems with this plot is that there are wayy too many people that do a lot that do nothing to forward the storyline. Did we really have to follow the police through every false lead when the audience already knew it was a false lead? I'll read the third one because I'll want to finish the trilogy, but this book was a bit of a disappointment.