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Bonfire Review (Spoiler Free)

Title: Bonfire 

Author: Krysten Ritter

Page Count: 276 pgs.

Publisher: Glasstown Entertainment

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Investigation, Mystery, Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 3.9/5 stars

Trigger Warnings: Mentions of Physical abuse, Bullying, Suicide, Death from cancer, Death, War, Drinking, Alzheimers, Profanity, Drug use.
Hey Unicorns, it’s Lori!🦄 I hope you enjoy reading this review as much as I did writing it. 

Don’t be intimidated by several amounts of Trigger Warnings because this book is truly interesting. But if you are Triggered by any that I mentioned I suggest you not read it. 

I honestly was addicted and needed to read more once I finished each chapter. 
* I received ‘Bonfire’ from the Publisher, but this will not affect my honest opinions.*

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 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 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 what happens when your past and present collide.

“There’s evil in this world, Abby. You remember that. You look for it. You look so it can’t look for you.”  – Bonfire, Krysten Ritter

My Thoughts

I am truly astonished at how Bonfire has fulfilled every expectation and more. I assumed since this book that is written by a Celebrity, it won’t be as good, but BOY I WAS WRONG. Krysten has written a well detailed thrilling plot and characters that tempted me to read more by the minute. Every chapter I finished reading, I was ADDICTED and had to read another chapter. (Bonfire is literally the reason why I stayed up until 3AM to read it). I give praise to Krysten for her writing this book and filming for Jessica Jones since it’s a lot of work to do so.👏
Honestly, I’m considering on re-reading Bonfire because of the suspense that is perfect for the Fall especially with Halloween coming up. You never know who to trust & what to believe the deeper you read. The truth will truly shock you as it did with me. Abigail Williams is a flawed character amongst others with similarities that will be unraveled.
I also want to warn you about the Trigger Warnings because honestly, this book took me a while to complete not only was I busy, but I had to take a break from reading altogether. I’m a highly sensitive person and incredibly empathic which caused me to easily be triggered to events that occur in this book. Certain scenes were to much to bare and had to take a day or two break. Suicide and bullying are the two main topics that reoccur throughout the novel and at times it was devastating to read. I also want to mention that I’m glad this book discusses suicide and bullying in life because it happens everyday. You are not alone and YOU are valuable. 
I usually don’t discuss personal issues, but I was having a few flashbacks/PTSD when reading because I could relate to it personally. I did continue reading and I’m glad I did. If you also love investigative thrillers THIS is the book for you! This book has deep dark twists that is truly interesting. I give praise to Krysten for writing this stunning thriller while she was filming which is incredibly difficult to do. Bonfire is WORTH the read!

I rate it 4.8 stars! I absolutely LOVED it. 👏

About The Author

Krysten Ritter is an American actress, musican, writer and model. She is known for her roles as Jessica Jones, Jane Margolis on Breaking Bad and Chloe in Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23.

She currently lives in New York City, she also sings and plays guitar in a band called Ex Vivian. She also promotes animal rights and posed for a 2013 PETA ad campaign warning pet owners of the dangers of leaving dogs in cars during the summer. She has a pet dog named Mikey.

Krysten’s Social Media

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Where To Pre-order

Amazon | Barnes And Noble | Indiebound | Book Depository | Target

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Krysten is also going on a Booktour. Is she signing near you?

Thanks for reading loves! I hope you enjoyed the post! xoxo


Lori’s QOTD: Which Thriller/Suspenseful book will you be reading for Fall? 

Comment below I want to hear them!

21 thoughts on “Bonfire Review (Spoiler Free)

  1. Nice review! I’m not sure about this one for myself, but I’m glad you loved it so much. I like that you list the trigger warnings for people.

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