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House on Fire
House on Fire: A Novel | Bonnie Kistler
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In the bestselling tradition of Jodi Picoult and Celeste Ng, a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent deadand the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter. Divorce lawyer Leigh Huyett knows all too well that most second marriages are doomed to fail. But five years in, she and Pete Conley have a perfectly blended family of her children and his. To celebrate their anniversary, they grab some precious moments of alone time and leave Petes son Kip, a high school senior, in charge of Leighs fourteen-year-old daughter Chrissy at their home. Driving back on a rainy Friday night, their cell phones start ringing. After a raucous party celebrating his college acceptance to Duke and his upcoming birthday, Kip was arrested for drunk driving after his truck crashed into a tree. And he wasnt aloneChrissy was with him. Twelve hours later, Chrissy is dead and Kip is charged with manslaughter. Kip has always been a notorious troublemaker, but hes also a star student with a dazzling future ahead of him. At first, Leigh does her best to rally behind Pete and help Kip through his ordeal. Until he changes his story, and claims that he wasnt driving after allChrissy was, and he swears there is a witness. Leigh is stunned that he would lie about such a thing, while Pete clutches onto the story as the last, best hope to save his son, throwing his energy and money into finding this elusive witness. As they hurtle toward Kips trial date, husband and wife are torn between loyalty to their children and to each other, while the mystery of what really happened that night intensifies. This richly conceived and tightly plotted exploration of family and tragedy will have you racing toward its shocking and thought-provoking conclusion.
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angel1
House on Fire: A Novel | Bonnie Kistler
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Recieved bookmail!! Won House On Fire in a giveaway and I can't wait to start it!!😊

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guinsgirlreads
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Starting this one! ☝🏻

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Thought-provoking stories like these always never fail to move me. The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat & the issues that were brought up left me with some food for thought. That said, it didn't exceed my expectations, due to some of the subplots which I thought weren't necessary.

Full review on my blog.

Thank you #Netgalley & #AtriaBooks for a free eARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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LaceyDoesLit
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Rhondareads
House on Fire: A Novel | Bonnie Kistler
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Great way to start the week described as a gut wrenching novel a horrible accidental tragedy a daughter killed by your step son in a car accident and this happy second marriage blended family is thrown into turmoil,.

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Tanzy13
House on Fire: A Novel | Bonnie Kistler
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a tightly wound and suspenseful novel about a blended family in crisis after a drunk driving accident leaves the daughter of one parent dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter...

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Lauren.Archer
House on Fire: A Novel | Bonnie Kistler
Mehso-so

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher got an advanced reader copy. This novel surrounds a family that is hit with a devasting disaster that threatens to break them apart. This book started off really strong, and I thought this is my perfect book. Then there was the introduction of other side stories that to me did not enhance this story. Also it could have been quite a bit shorter. In the end the main plot was worth the read.

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Bakingbookworm
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2.5 STARS - Great premise but convoluted execution with too many subplots, not enough emotion and a book that didn‘t know what genre it was supposed to be. Overall, an underwhelming read.

My full review: http://bit.ly/2UKpy5c