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...
"Loved this book! I could not put it down! Ritter wrote a solid mystery, and I hope she'll continue writing. "
"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."
Long Beach, CA
"This was one I couldn't put down! I loved it. It was a great storyline."
"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. "
"Bonfire was a page-turner that kept me guessing until the very end! "
"Excellent mystery thriller! Fast read with a lot packed into it. Hope Ritter continues writing. "
"This was enjoyable and fast read. I liked that it had multiple facets -- element of environmentalism, character returning to small town, corruption/evil, etc."
"I hope to read more from Krysten Ritter in the near future. What a fantastic book!"
"Couldn't put this book down. It was a quick, engaging read with twists around every corner."
Lake Bluff, IL
"Amazing writing and character building. You could really feel you were in different decades."
"I loved the flawed main character, and as the story picked up, I couldn't put it down!"