As the old adage goes, creative adults are children who survived. Here at Bookstr, we love when creative celebrities experiment with different storytelling platforms — which is why we’re so excited for Krysten Ritter’s first novel, Bonfire, a psychological thriller.
Ritter, a 16-year television and film actress known prominently for her portrayal of Marvel’s, Jessica Jones, said she’s a huge fan of psychological suspense stories and enjoyed the opportunity to explore character development in a new lens. “I was so thrilled to take on the challenge of writing my first book,” said Ritter in a statement. “This was an exciting opportunity for me to explore a character journey and really get inside the head of my protagonist, a process that has a lot in common with how I prepare to play a role.”
The plot line looks equally enticing to us. According to Amazon, the story follows 28-year old Abby Williams, an environmental lawyer living a trendy life in the heart of Chicago. Originally from humble beginnings in the small town of Barrens, Indiana, Williams finds herself drawn back home to investigate a high-profile company, OptimalPlastics, on a water pollution charge.
Things start to unravel from here as Abby begins to connect the controversy with the past disappearance of her high school bully. With small-town rituals, “tantalizing twists,” slow-burning suspense, and more, we believe Bonfire will live up to the hype. The novel will be published Nov. 7 through Crown Archetype.
Glad to see your inner child survived, Ritter.
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