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by Krysten Ritter

Quick take

A well-plotted mystery with a self-reliant yet flawed heroine that delivers an intense, satisfying payoff.

Why I love it

Mean girls, long-buried secrets, and unanswered questions are at the center of this fantastic debut thriller from Krysten Ritter. Yes, that Krysten Ritter. The actress/producer - known most recently for her portrayal of Jessica Jones on Netflix - has penned a compelling page-turner that is sure to please fans of Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott.

As a successful environmental lawyer in Chicago, A...


From actress, producer, and writer Krysten Ritter, a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption.

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 pi...

Member thoughts

39% Love
53% Like
7% Dislike
  • Lesley H.

    Atmore, AL

    "Loved this book! I could not put it down! Ritter wrote a solid mystery, and I hope she'll continue writing. "

  • Tyler O.

    Hollywood, FL

    "I love how this book started as a traditional legal mystery, but morphed into a "whodunit," as well as throwback to issues from high school."

  • Samantha L.

    Long Beach, CA

    "This was one I couldn't put down! I loved it. It was a great storyline."

  • Cammy T.

    Lebanon, TN

    "It may be because I teach in a high school but this book (sadly) rang so true to me. Suspense and drama all the way to the end. "

  • Katherine T.

    Minneapolis, MN

    "Bonfire was a page-turner that kept me guessing until the very end! "

  • Rosemary G.

    Downingtown, PA

    "Excellent mystery thriller! Fast read with a lot packed into it. Hope Ritter continues writing. "

  • Carolyn M.

    Altoona, IA

    "This was enjoyable and fast read. I liked that it had multiple facets -- element of environmentalism, character returning to small town, corruption/evil, etc."

  • Kelly D.

    Gaithersburg, MD

    "I hope to read more from Krysten Ritter in the near future. What a fantastic book!"

  • Michelle J.

    Morton, IL

    "Couldn't put this book down. It was a quick, engaging read with twists around every corner."

  • Robyn H.

    Lake Bluff, IL

    "Amazing writing and character building. You could really feel you were in different decades."

  • Christina W.

    Plymouth, MI

    "I loved the flawed main character, and as the story picked up, I couldn't put it down!"