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Author: Krysten Ritter Narrator: Karissa Vacker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2017 ISBN: 9781524778972
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Can you ever outrun your past?

From actress, producer, and writer, Krysten Ritter, a psychological suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption

 
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. Download and start listening now!

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  • Bonfire is a stone-cold stunner—the writing is dazzling, the suspense is creeping, and the story of a woman returning home to face her past is brimming with emotion and truth. An extraordinary debut from a major talent. BLAKE CROUCH, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter
  • A vicious years-old small town scandal makes the perfect backdrop for this gritty, moody mystery that will have readers ripping through the pages at top speed. Bonfire ushers in a bold new voice to the suspense genre. I can't wait to see what Ritter dreams up next. MARY KUBICA, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl
  • "Actress Ritter (Marvel's Jessica Jones) makes a triumphant fiction debut with this pulse-pounding thriller featuring a sympathetic, broken lead character... Pitch-perfect. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred)
  • Ritter, lead actress on television’s Jessica Jones, is likely to attract readers with her name, but this strong, gritty debut is good enough to create its own fan following.
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  • “[Bonfire is] a fast-paced thriller that… introduces a tough female lead who’s easy to root for. KIRKUS REVIEW
  • “A vicious years-old small-town scandal makes the perfect backdrop for this gritty, moody mystery.”

    Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author

  • I burned through Krysten Ritter's hugely accomplished debut. Bonfire is dark, disturbing, and compulsively readable. RUTH WARE, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 4/4/2018

    " A dark mystery with several twists. Krysten Ritter has proven her talent as an author. Lots of suspense and tension! The best part about this audiobook is that the narrator isn't sure if she is reliable or not. It will keep you guessing! "

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. Krysten’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 which aims to highlight complex female protagonists. Ritter and her dog Mikey split their time between New York and Los Angeles.

About the Narrator

Karissa Vacker is a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and actress. After graduating with a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, she performed in regional theaters across the country before moving to Los Angeles. She has guest starred in network television shows and films and continues to work on screen and stage. Her audiobook credits include romance, young adult fiction, and mystery thrillers.