Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter (Eng)

The past is omnipresent in Krysten Ritter’s first novel Bonfire. It tells the story of environmental
 lawyer Abby Williams who comes back to her home town Barrens to investigate in a possible case of environmental pollution by the company Optimal Plastics. She also brings back memories of her time as a teenager in Barrens, mobbed by a group of girls led by the notorious Kaycee, formerly Abby’s best friend. Kaycee, who disappeared after she and her friends had faked being sick due to Optimal’s business. Nobody knows where she went to after her scheme was exposed and nobody seems to really care. But Abby was never able to let go of the past and she is sure that there is a connection between Optimal and Kaycee’s disappearance. Digging into the past can be dangerous though…

Kristen Ritter is a well known TV show star, celebrated for her performances in Don’t Trust the B* in Appartement 23, and Jessica Jones. She is also surprisingly down to earth, if her instagram account is to be believed. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog, knitting, and, apparently, writing books. And in contrast to stars like the Jenner sisters, she does it on her own. Bonfire is a good debut novel with a suspenseful story full of mysteries. I enjoyed Ritter’s writing style and the page turner qualities of her first work, even though I must admit that some reveals weren’t as surprising as they were probably intended to be. Bonfire is a good debut novel with a likable protagonist. It won’t revolutionize the publishing world, but it makes for a few good, entertaining hours.



  1. December 22, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Oh cool dass sie in Buch geschrieben hat! Ich glaub das muss ich lesen.

  2. December 29, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    Die ist toll oder? Ich mag sie voll gerne. 🙂

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