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Publisher's Summary

Can you ever outrun your past?

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

It has been 10 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 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 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 what happens when your past and present collide.

©2017 Krysten Ritter (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"A vicious years-old small town scandal makes the perfect backdrop for this gritty, moody mystery that will have listeners ripping through the audiobook at top speed. Bonfire ushers in a bold new voice to the suspense genre. I can't wait to see what Ritter dreams up next." (Mary Kubica, New York Times best-selling author of The Good Girl)

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Excellent Mystery

Loved the plot and characters, Ritter has a knack for storytelling, total suspense up until the end.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Keeps you hanging until the end

A mystery that keeps you hanging on until the very end. I️ finished it in two days as I️ didn’t want to stop listening. Very well written and well narrated and hope I️ see another Ritter book in the future.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Best book I've listened in a long time 😊

The story is so good that at the end I didn't realized that I was almost done. I truly wished the book was longer so I could be with these wonderfull characters at least for a couple of days more. Krysten Ritter, well done! 👏👏👏

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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I admit I bought this on Krysten Ritter's name

This book is about five times better written than most of the dozens of thrillers that I have picked up over the years because they were on sale as Audible Daily Deal. I paid full price for this on the strength of the author's acting. This book has better characters, better dialogue, and a better story than nearly all.
The writer was extremely good at letting you know which character is talking and reminding you of who is who- both huge points in audiobooks. I didn't get to the end feeling completely satisfied, but it was definitely in the upper 95th percentile. The end felt a bit rushed. I would happily discuss this further, but I am not going to give anything away here. I hope the author writes a lot more books.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Worth a read/listen

I had been waiting for this book to come out since I was curious to see what kind of writing voice Krysten Ritter has. Plus, I love mystery so the plot seemed right up my alley for what usually grabs my attention. The story didn't disappoint at all. It had a good balance of suspense, pacing and storytelling that didn't give it all away, but didn't drag at the same time either. The narrator was great too and gave life to each of the characters in her inflections and voices for them. The only issue I ran into is that I tend to be really good at predicting early on who the villain is and the answers to the big mystery. It wasn't any different this time either, but I still highly enjoyed dissecting the clues right along with Abby the main character and seeing if I was right as the story went on. I was also pleasantly surprised by the bit of romance added into the story, which I always appreciate since I'm kind of a romantic. Overall, I think this book is worth a read/listen and I'm looking forward to other mysteries that Krysten Ritter might write.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Twisty, Predictable, Enjoyable

Very twisty. Only slightly predictable, and really not until the end. Overall, absolutely enjoyable. The main character is a modern woman for modern times, which this reader really appreciates.

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Excellent legal thriller!

The story was captivating and set in a small town, which feels filar to those of us who grew up in a similar setting. The people are flawed and they each hold secrets, those secrets make the story believable.


The narration was spot on!

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Must read!

I loved this book! The audio book was just great! It really felt like I was in in the setting of this book. It's a must read! The ending is just perfect!

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Good story, solid mystery, well written

I get a little critical with my "who done it's" because I've gotten really good at sleuthing them out.
This is an interesting modern storyline with much circumstance that is relatable.

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Good Read

The story was ok. Was too easy to figure out. Good for a few days drive.