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The Pact by Sharon Bolton

Genre: Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: Trapeze
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About The Book

A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed.
18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison.
Twenty years later Megan is free.
Let the games begin . . .


My Thoughts

Reading a Sharon Bolton book is always exciting and twisted, you don’t need to know the plot beforehand, only to let the story flow; because it will be great!
“The Pact” will not be different; from the beginning you can feel that something tumultuous and dark is preparing, and it will not disappoint you.
This is the story of six friends, fate makes that one night a woman and a child are killed; one of the friends carries the guilt and stays in prison for 20 years, now, Megan, wants to remember their pact.
As you can imagine, this story will be about guilt and friendship; one person carried the sole sentence without any remorse from the other ones. Who would not want payback, let’s be honest?
I firmly believe that any crime should be punished, it doesn’t really matter the time but a sentence should be agreed, because if not, two things could happen; a guilt that will not let you live in peace or thinking that you are better than justice and try it again…
As you can imagine, we’ll see how these 5 friends have continued their lives, sometimes thinking about the past, but never really thinking about the consequences of their acts. Lucky for them, Megan will return to remind them of their pact and how she wants it returned…
Don’t expect to like the characters, they are not here to make you feel pity but to find their conscience and pay the price they should have paid 20 years ago….
Are you ready to discover “The Pact”?


About The Author

Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work.
Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and son.