25 July 2017

The Marriage Pact

Women's Fiction
Psychological Thriller
A 2017 Top Rated Read

By Michelle Richmond

Paperback 496 pages
Publisher Penguin (14th Dec 2017)
ISBN-13 978-0718186128

'A pacey page-turner of a novel.' Richard & Judy Book Club

📕My Review

I thought this was an excellent psychological thriller. Ok, so the premise of a secret cult-type organisation which uses ridiculously extreme measures to ensure the longevity of marriage was a bit daft, but I found myself totally captivated.

Newlywed protagonists Jake, a therapist, and Alice, once a promising singer but now a lawyer, are invited to join The Pact by Alice's client Finnegan as a wedding gift. What at first seems a bit of fun takes a dark and sinister turn from which they can't escape.

The Marriage Pact was brutal at times but, in my opinion, very original. Jake and Alice were exceptionally well-developed, likeable characters and I couldn't help but feel their despair as they sank deeper and deeper into the clutches of The Pact.

I found myself wanting to read at every opportunity - I needed to know if there was a way out.... if their marriage could survive.

My thanks to Michelle Richmond, NetGalley and Penguin UK - Michael Joseph for providing a copy of this book.

Barnsey's Books Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

📗The Blurb

Would you stake your life on your marriage?

Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered a mysterious wedding gift - membership of a club which promises its couples will never divorce.

Signing The Pact seems the start to a perfect marriage.

Until one of them breaks the rules.

The marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Because The Pact is for life.

And its members will do anything to make sure no one leaves . . .

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