Year 12, Book 57

57. Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Abby Williams thought she left her past in small town Indiana behind when she left as a teenager. Now she’s a lawyer living in Chicago, but a case against a plastics company based in her hometown has forced her to return and confront her past. As she digs find out the truth about whether the plastics company is illegally polluting the environment and causing health problems, she also begins to question the story about why the most popular girl in school suddenly disappeared when they were teenagers.

I sort of discounted thinking this book could be really good because the author is actress Krysten Ritter. I really like her as an actress, but stupidly and unfairly I tend to think anyone breaking out of the exact box I have them labeled in can’t be any good at the new thing. I was completely wrong here. Let that serve as a lesson to me. The ending of this book is perhaps a little outlandish, but for the most part I really loved it. It’s well-paced and is a real page turner. It’s definitely one of the best suspense books I’ve read this year. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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