and friend to imaginary people and animals
Trembling with atmosphere … An ominous snowball of a novel … with a slow-burning first half and a second half that hurtles toward inevitable catastrophe. Rich and moody.
[This novel has] all the delicious tension of a psychological thriller, the mysteries dissected in prose as sharp and precise as a scalpel … The result is a novel that packs all the punch of the very best noir—only with more depth. Highly recommended.
At once a taut psychological thriller and a sensitive character study; fans of each should rejoice.
The way Adrienne Celt so completely inhabits the voices and lives of her characters is an amazing thing to behold. A dazzling stylist and a powerful writer, she has given us a rich, tapestried story of love, loneliness, and betrayal.
Part psychological thriller and part literary puzzle, Invitation to a Bonfire is a sexy, brilliant, and gripping novel about the fine line between passion and obsession. I am in awe of Celt’s mastery as a prose stylist and storyteller; I can’t stop thinking about this amazing book.
This is an incendiary and provocative novel about obsession.