Bonfire - Krysten Ritter | ARC Review

Pages: 276
Publication: Crown Archetype
How I got the copy: Penguin Random House Canada
Rating: 4/5

I immediately wanted to pick this book up the moment I heard about it. It’s written by the actress Krysten Ritter from varies movies and TV Shows but specifically my favourite ages ago, The B---- in Apartment 23. I was skeptical and knew it might not be good but it ended up being great.

This suspense/thriller follows Abby Williams, an environmental lawyer in Chicago, having to go back to her small hometown to investigate possible corruption at the company that’s keeping the town afloat, Optimal Plastics. And while investigating Optimal Plastics Abby finds she slipping into the old ways of her hometown and also discovers strange connections from a scandal that took place a decade ago before the disappearance of a classmate, Kaycee.

At first, I didn’t know what to expect since it's written by a celebrity but it ended up being such a good read. 

Bonfire is thrilling and suspenseful It uses the typical girl leaves town as quickly as possible after high school with no intentions of going back but instead ends up finding herself heading back into town because of work. Instead of focusing on a murder, it’s about a possible corruption and a missing person, which was a nice change of pace. The last thriller/suspense novels I’ve been picking up have all being about murder. While reading Bonfire I actually got a lot of Erin Brockavich vibes and I absolutely love that movie. Bonfire also has the similar strong, hardworking, independent female protagonists with redemption but minus the children.

Overall, I didn’t want to put this down. There were unexpected turns and I immediately wanted to know what would happen next. Bonfire is a great suspense novel and I wouldn’t hesitant picking up another book written by Krysten Ritter.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by Penguin Random House Canada in exchange for an honest review*

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