Bonfire is a psychological thriller from Jessica Jones star Krysten Ritter. The idea of a celebrity writing fiction intrigues me and it’s made me interested in checking out this book since the first time it was announced. Bonfire released at the tail end of 2017 and received positive reviews and reception.

The question now is whether Krysten Ritter’s legacy will be defined by her acting or her fiction. If this turns out to be as good a debut as everyone is saying, it’s possible that Miss Ritter can create quite an author brand for herself. Look out for my review towards the end of February. Join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #ReditalBookClub.

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

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Bonfire Synopsis

Nothing burns as bright as the truth.

It has been ten years since Abby Williams left home and scrubbed away all 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 economic heart, she begins to find strange connections to a decade-old scandal involving the popular Kaycee Mitchell and her friends—just before Kaycee disappeared for good.

But as Abby tries desperately to find out what happened to Kaycee, troubling memories begin to resurface and she begins to doubt her own observations. And when she unearths an even more disturbing secret, her search threatens the reputations, and lives, of the community and risks exposing a darkness that may consume her.

With tantalizing twists, slow-burning suspense, and a remote, rural town of five claustrophobic miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.