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Mystery Mavens Book Club: House on Fire

Mystery Mavens Book Club: House on Fire

Published: April 29, 2021

Are you a fan of mysteries? Do you love making your way through carefully orchestrated plots, picking up hints and clues along the way, trying to identify culprits and killers before they’re revealed?

If mysteries are your genre of choice, make plans to join the Mystery Mavens Book Club for their next discussion. It takes place at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, May 5 via Zoom and will let everyone weigh in on the success of the narrative and the impact of the story. The conversation will be led by Catawba County marketing and communications manager Amy McCauley.

The selected book – House on Fire by Bonnie Kistler – follows, in Kistler’s words, “a happily blended family [that] falls apart when the wife’s daughter dies after a road accident and the husband’s son is charged with vehicular homicide.” As the marriage wavers and each parent advocates for their own biological child, the mysterious circumstances of the accident come to a head in a shocking conclusion.

Author Bonnie Kistler, a former trial lawyer, successfully tried cases in federal and state courts across the country. She also taught writing skills to 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.

To participate in the discussion, please register at People are also encouraged to attend even if they haven’t completed or read House on Fire.