Jodi Picoult is back on top form with this novel The Pact, it is intense and heartbreaking all at the same time. It also makes me feel angry at some of the main characters, even when no-one knows the truth until the very end, it is hard not to become biased with the emotive way the story is written.
The Pact is a compelling story and like most of Picoult’s books you find yourself thinking about what you would do in the same situation. The book is based on the lives of the Hartes and their next door neighbors the Golds, their children born at the same time are inseparable so when they become more than friends neither family is surprised.
Chris Harte would do anything for the love of his life Emily Gold but just how far is that? When the call comes in from the hospital to say that Emily is dead and Chris is injured both parents think the worst. Chris says it was a suicide pact and they were both ment to die together but he is alive and Emily is dead. What was the truth of that night?
It was a fantastic read and you cannot work out what is going to happen before the story has finished which is even better. There are amazing main characters and emotional twists and turns throughout, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
“Your son says they both ment to die. But he lived. WHAT WOULD YOU DO?”