House on Fire: A Novel

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
3.7
10 reviews
Ebook
416
Pages
Eligible

About this ebook

A masterfully written saga of family drama in the vein of Celeste Ng, Liane Moriarty, and Sally Hepworth” (Book Reporter) about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves one parent’s daughter dead—and the other’s son charged with manslaughter.

Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. Yet five years in, she and Pete Conley couldn’t be happier with their blended family.

But one rainy Friday night, on the way back from celebrating their anniversary, Peter and Leigh receive horrific news. Peter’s son Kip, a high school senior, has crashed his truck and been arrested for drunk driving. And Leigh’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Chrissy, was with him.

Twelve hours later, Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter.

Reeling with grief, Leigh nonetheless does her best to rally behind Peter and Kip. That is, until Kip changes his story and claims that he wasn’t driving after all—Chrissy was, and he swears there is a witness.

As they hurtle toward Kip’s trial date, husband and wife are torn between loyalty to their children and to each other, while the mystery of what really happened that night looms large.
3.7
10 reviews
Third-party review
3.5* Two parents with a blended family, picture perfect till.... Accident occurs while parents are out, one teenager dies one lives. Who to believe? Tragedy and grief split the family. Ssooooo is the outcome realistic or cupcake pretty? read the book.....or just ask me
Third-party review
I listened to this on audio book on CDs and I think that becuase of its complexity, the audio book is the better way to take in this novel. I was drawn in by the cover of a house upstairs and ...
Third-party review
There was a lot going on in this book. It is the story of a blended family which is affected by tragedy. Kip is a senior in high school with his future looking great. He has a terrific summer ...

About the author

Bonnie Kistler is a former trial lawyer. She spent her career in private practice with major law firms and successfully tried cases in federal and state courts across the country, as well as teaching writing skills to other lawyers and lecturing frequently to professional organizations and industry groups. She and her husband now live in Florida and the mountains of western North Carolina. They have two daughters.

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