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Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Updated: Feb 14, 2020

Summary: Abby Williams returns to her hometown after ten years to investigate a company, Optimal Plastics. While there, she is consumed with also solving the disappearance of Kaycee Mitchell.

Review: I have loved Krysten Ritter as an actress for a long time, from Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23 to Life Happens to Jessica Jones. So when I saw that she had written a book, of course, I had to get it. Normally, crime mysteries are not my preferred genre so I don't buy them, but I made an exception adding this on to my Book of the Month Club selection. I was not disappointed.

The story was well-written and the suspense riveting. It may have not been the most original twist, but being shocked by "whodunnit" wasn't as important to me as the storyline. What was original was the take on high school freak returning to her hometown for the first time in years and seeing all her classmates that she hated. No, seriously. There was definitely the possibility of falling into the cliche trap, but the characters were realistic, flawed, and complicated.

I thoroughly enjoyed Bonfire for the plot and characters. I highly recommend it, especially to mystery lovers.


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