Bonnie Kistler’s Heart-Wrenching New Novel: House on Fire
PRAISE FOR HOUSE ON FIRE
“Bonnie Kistler captures the madness of losing a child with profound understanding in House on Fire. My anxiety rose with each page…, but somehow Kistler manages to hold the reader’s exploding heart safe as this gut-wrenching story unfolds. I lived inside this novel with every word.” —Randy Susan Meyers, bestselling author of The Widow of Wall Street
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 dead—and the son of the other parent charged with manslaughter.
On Sale March 12, 2019
Bonnie Kistler is a former Philadelphia trial lawyer. She spent her law career in private practice with major law firms and successfully tried cases in federal and state courts across the country, as well as teaching writing skills to other lawyers and lectured frequently to professional organizations and industry groups. She and her husband now live in Florida and the mountains of western North Carolina. They have two daughters.
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