Bonfire by Krysten Ritter Review



Title: Bonfire
Autor: Krysten Ritter
Genre: Adult,Mystery,Thriller
Expected publication: November 9th 2017 by Hutchinson
Rating: 3 stars



Should you ever go back?

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’ 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 Abby tries to find out what really happened to Kaycee, she unearths an even more disturbing secret—a ritual called “The Game,” which 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 the question: can you ever outrun your past?


Thanks to NetGallery and Crown Publishing for providing an advanced copy for an unbiased review.

I love Krysten Ritter in Breaking bad and Jessica Jones so naturally I was excited to read this book. Sadly I was a little disappointed. Right away reading the book I felt like it had a very generic story line. It was the same story about a girl who leaves her hometown and then something causes her to come back.Now has to face all the people and problems from her past. I’m not saying it was a bad story I did enjoy it, I was just expecting a little more.

For a debut novel, it was a solid effort and I look forward to any other novels she may write in the future. The writing style was simple yet compelling, it sucks you into the story. I would say it’s more of a drama than a suspense. The villain of the story to me was pretty obvious, I had it pinned down almost upon meeting the character. So that took a lot of the mystery of out it, but the reason why I wouldn’t have guessed.

I recommend this novel to readers first getting into thrillers or just enjoy non frightening mysteries.

Goodreads: Stephanie Gillespie

2 thoughts on “Bonfire by Krysten Ritter Review

  1. I did not even know that she had started writing books. She is a terrific actress and I love her in her Jessica Jones role: such a great and cynical character. Too bad the book was a bit if a let down, but I am glad it was still a good enough read 😀

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  2. OK, so now the book is written and published – now back to Jessica Jones – LOL! I’ve been waiting so very patiently (OK, not so patiently). This doesn’t sound too bad for a debut, and I really hope she keeps writing. I’m really interested to see how she grows as an author. Great review!

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