Thursday, December 7, 2017

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Title: Bonefire
Author: Krysten Ritter
Pages: 288
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Publisher: Hutchinson/Penguin Random House Canada
Release Date: November 7, 2017
Buy: Amazon| Kobo| Chapters Indigo
*Received for review by Penguin Random House Canada

Summary: (Goodreads)

Should you ever go back?

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all visible evidence of her small town roots. Now working as an environmental lawyer in Chicago, she has a thriving career, a modern apartment, and her pick of meaningless one-night stands.

But when a new case takes her back home to Barrens, Indiana, the life Abby painstakingly created begins to crack. Tasked with investigating Optimal Plastics, the town's most high-profile company and economic heart, Abby begins to find strange connections to Barrens’ biggest scandal from more than a decade ago involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her closest friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

Abby knows the key to solving any case lies in the weak spots, the unanswered questions. But as Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” which will threaten the reputations, and lives, of the community and risk exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of just five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of the question: can you ever outrun your past?


Krysten Ritter definitely knows how to write! Yes, she plays Jessica Jones on Netflix!! You will definitely not be able to put this thriller down because it leaves you on the edge of your seat. It's so fast paced that you will not expect to be done so quickly! It's so dark and twisty that you will question  them.

Abby Williams is an environmental lawyer who has returned to her small town roots in Barren, Indiana after ten years being away. She has many bad memories of her hometown before she left after  graduation. I thought the plot was very interesting and how Abby's relationship with the town is not fully resolved and then you have more unanswered questions. Told in her point of view you get to see  at times she can become and unreliable character and struggles with being back.

Overall, Bonfire was an interesting read! I enjoyed Krysten's writing style and will probably read another if there's more by her. If you are looking for a great suspense novel like Gillian Flynn's, you will want to try reading this book. While there is a love triangle it is dealt with appropriately. I did also like how it ended. It was a very compelling mystery that you must grab today!


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