So I was at Barnes and Noble walking around, and was like, is this book by THE Krysten Ritter? In fact, it is. I’m not sure if she actually wrote it or had like a ghostwriter to help or what, but it does say by Krysten Ritter, not by Krysten Ritter and so and so.
Anyway, I’m not even a huge Krysten Ritter fan (not personal, just holding a grudge against her Breaking Bad character) but Bonfire sounded interesting enough and then I saw it at the library and checked it out. I don’t want to say it was a mistake, bc that sounds harsh, but not the best decision of my life.
Bonfire has the somewhat typical plot of a woman who ends up back in her hometown for some reason or another and is confronted with boyfriends and mean girls from her past, but in this book it’s coupled with a strange environmental law subplot.
Readability: Pretty easy, finished in a few hours, but not engrossing.
Plot: Ehhh… the main character, Abby, is ostensibly in town investigating this factory that is probably poisoning the towns water but she’s super obsessed with this girl who was mean to her in high school/also her ex bff and wants to know what happened to her, but that ties in with the whole poison water thing kind of. But then the BIG REVEAL is completely different. All this to say, the plot could’ve probably benefited from some streamlining.
Entertainment factor: Google Books calls it’s a “gripping, tightly wound suspense novel” but I wouldn’t go that far. It’s fine.
You’ll probably like this if you like: If you’re really far into the psychological thrillers and thrillers and all that jazz and you’re completely out of other things to read.
Quality of writing: She’s definitely a better writer than Lauren Conrad! lol
Overall thoughts: Not the worst book I’ve ever read, but if you have other stuff to read I wouldn’t waste my time. Unless you LOVE Krysten Ritter.