Bonfire (Hardcover)

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— Crown

Bonfire asks the age old question can you truly go home again once you have tried to erase your past? Abby confronts that notion by returning to her small midwestern 10 years later as an environmental lawyer hired to investigate the corporation that owned her town even back then. Abby must delve into her traumatic past to uncover scandalous truths about the corporation and the town she is trying to forget. Lies deceit and blackmail will surely seduce you in Ritter's debut novel. — Whitney Kaaz

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"A phenomenal, haunting debut."
--GILLIAN FLYNN, bestselling author of Gone Girl

"I burned through Krysten Ritter's hugely accomplished debut. Bonfire is dark, disturbing, and compulsively readable."
--RUTH WARE, bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

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.

About the Author


KRYSTEN RITTER is well-known for her starring roles in the award-winning Netflix original series Marvel's Jessica Jones and cult favorite Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, as well as her pivotal role on AMC's Breaking Bad. Ritter's work on film includes Big Eyes, Listen Up Philip, Life Happens, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and She's Out of My League. She is the founder of Silent Machine, a production company that aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog, Mikey, split their time between New York and Los Angeles.


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Product Details
ISBN: 9781524759841
ISBN-10: 1524759848
Publisher: Crown Archetype
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 288
Language: English
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