Genre: Thriller / Suspense


“Your problem, Abby isn’t that you can’t draw. It’s that you can’t see.”

Abigail “Abby” Williams is a Chicago-based Environmental Lawyer assigned to research possible environmental violations at Optimal Plastics in Barrens, Indiana…..Abby’s hometown.

As the Optimal Plastic investigation progresses, and the lawyers find elevated levels of lead in the local reservoir, Abby’s past and present collide as Abby begins to suspect a connection between Optimal Plastics and the disappearance of her one time best friend, Kaycee Mitchell, ten years ago.

When the team of lawyers returns to Chicago, Abby stays behind to care for her ailing father and to try to chase down clues pertaining to Kaycee’s disappearance.

Re-connecting with old classmates and local residents, Abby learns more about “The Game” and some of the kids that were victims of that game. Including one who committed suicide. 

A dangerous game. 

Just as Abby’s suspicions start to gel, Abby finds herself sliding into a series of alcohol induced blackouts and hallucinations.

What the heck is going on? Is Abby going crazy?

To find out, you will have to read the book. 🙂

“Bonfire” is a fast, intriguing, complex psychological thriller that is nearly impossible to put down (or review!). Twists and turns abound. Loved it!


Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.

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