Bonfire: A Novel

Written by:
Krysten Ritter
Narrated by:
Karissa Vacker

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2017
8 hours 52 minutes
“A phenomenal, haunting debut.”—Gillian Flynn
Nothing burns as bright as the truth.

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’s 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 she tries desperately to find out what really 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—a ritual called “The Game”—it will threaten reputations, and lives, in 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 square miles, Bonfire is a dark exploration of what happens when your past and present collide.

Praise for Bonfire

“I burned through Krysten Ritter's hugely accomplished debut. Bonfire is dark, disturbing, and compulsively readable.”—Ruth Ware, bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10

“The Jessica Jones star makes an auspicious literary debut with Bonfire, spinning a suspenseful, psychologically gripping story.”—Entertainment Weekly

“In this adroit debut the star of Marvel's Jessica Jones proves her talents aren't limited to acting. . . . [Bonfire is] a thriller that delivers suspense, surprise and satisfaction.”—People
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Cris Sayago

An interesting thriller of one's past coming back to haunt them. Krysten Ritter did a great job on developing a world of mystery, corporate greed/villainy, small-town politics/ignorance. Abigail "Abby" Williams; the book's protagonist is an environmental lawyer based out of Chicago, a single 30-something with litte-to-no attachments in her life besides her job and coworkers, some empty relationships, also having some implied germaphobia issues. (Along with an estranged father back in her hometown of the fictional Barrens, In) When the plastic company (Optimal Plastics) in her hometown of Barrens is suspected of illegally dumping waste and possibly making the citizens sick. Abby's firm is sent in to investigate, though Abby herself has an ulterior motive for her former bestfriend/high school bully Kaycee Mitchell dissapeared 10 years earlier after displaying similar symptoms of the sickness that some citizens now currently have. From there on Abby navigates a place that is almost foreign to her and attempting to find the truth is a battle while protecting her sanity. there's a romantic subplot too, but I won't spoil you with that. overall a very great listen!

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Good book, but story’s been done before

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