Bonfire: A Novel

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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.
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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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Publisher
Three Rivers Press
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Published on
Nov 7, 2017
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Pages
304
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ISBN
9781524759865
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Han transcurrido diez años desde que Abby Williams se fue de casa y se quitó de encima toda prueba visible de sus raíces provincianas. En la actualidad trabaja en Chicago como abogada medioambiental, tiene una carrera floreciente, un apartamento moderno y todos los hombres que se le antojan. Pero cuando un nuevo caso la hace regresar a su pueblo de Barrens, Indiana, la nueva vida que se ha construido con tanto esfuerzo empieza a resquebrajarse. Encargada de la tarea de investigar a Optimal Plastics, la empresa más relevante del pueblo y motor económico del mismo, Abby empieza a descubrir extrañas conexiones con el mayor escándalo que sacudió Barrens hace más de una década, en el que se vio implicada la popular Kaycee Mitchell junto con sus amigas más íntimas... justo antes de que Kaycee desapareciera para siempre. Abby sabe que la clave para resolver cualquier caso radica en los puntos débiles, las preguntas que aún están sin contestar. Pero cuando intenta averiguar qué le ocurrió realmente a Kaycee, destapa un secreto todavía más inquietante: un ritual denominado "El Juego" lo cual amenazará la reputación y la vida de los habitantes de Barrens y además posee el potencial de sacar a la luz algo muy siniestro que podría devorarla a ella misma. Con sus prometedores giros y su lento suspense, y ambientada en una remota población rural, claustrofóbica, que mide menos de diez kilómetros de un extremo al otro, "La hoguera" explora el tema de si es posible o no superar el pasado.
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