Release date - 27th July 2017
Book length - 415 pages
Publisher - www.penguinrandomhouse.co.uk/publishers/michael-joseph/
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
'It ranks with The Stepford Wives and Gone Girl as a terrifying look at what it really means to say "I do"' Joseph Finder, bestselling author of The Switch
It's the perfect wedding gift.
Newlyweds Jake and Alice are offered membership of a club which promises members will never divorce.
Signing The Pact seems the ideal start to their marriage.
Until one of them breaks the rules.
Because The Pact is for life.
And its members will go to any lengths to ensure nobody leaves . . .
OH MY GOD!!!!
After finishing THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond, these are the first words that come to mind so I will say them again: OH MY GOD!!!
From the description of this book, I expected a relatively decent psychological thriller but not this deeply disturbing, hypnotically powerful novel that would completely take over my mind until I reached the very last page.
Meet Jake and Alice, a newly-married couple from quite different backgrounds who are deeply in love and determined to make their love stand the test of time, even if they are unsure exactly how to go about doing it. When a gift from a client gives Alice and Jake the opportunity to join an exclusive group known as The Pact they are both unsure what to think about this strange choice. But if The Pact can teach them how to be the best spouse they can be, what harm could come from it? But signing on the dotted line will change their lives forever as nothing is quite as it appears. For The Pact take marriage very seriously and there are serious repercussions if you do not follow the rules...
THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond is nothing like what I expected. The plot which is totally out there completely works, the chapters are short and snappy which really helps to amp up the dangerous and tense atmosphere that permeates every page, and the characters are likeable and relatable even if you will spend half of your time screaming at them to stop and think about what they are doing!
While you will question how two intelligent people have managed to get themselves into this situation, as Alice's past comes to life we begin to understand her desperation to succeed in her marriage, as well as her propensity for being impulsive, and how the idea like The Pact may appeal to her. As for Jake, he is so determined to keep Alice in his life and by his side that he also falls for the lure of The Pact. As the story continues and we begin to see beneath the shiny facade, the dark and perturbing cracks begin to show and the pace of the story accelerates.
THE MARRIAGE PACT by Michelle Richmond is an absorbing, terrifying, and ominous story posing the question, how far would you go to achieve the perfect marriage?
THE MARRIAGE PACT is one book you should not miss out on.
Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her novels include the 2014 literary thriller GOLDEN STATE, which imagines modern-day California on the brink of secession from the United States, and the international bestseller THE YEAR OF FOG. Her debut story collection The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress(2001) won the AWP Award for Short Fiction, and her latest story collection, HUM, received the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Her novels are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives, and in the South, where she grew up.
Michelle’s new novel, THE MARRIAGE PACT, will be published by Bantam in July of 2017, with foreign editions forthcoming in 27 languages and film rights optioned to Twentieth Century Fox.
She holds an MFA from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener Fellow. She has received the Hillsdale Award for Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Mississippi Review Fiction Prize.
Michelle was born and raised in Alabama and has made her home for eighteen years in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and son.
For more information:
Website - michellerichmond.com
Twitter - twitter.com/michellerichmon
Facebook - www.facebook.com/AuthorMichelleRichmond/
*I want to thank Jenny from Michael Joseph Books, and the author Michelle Richmond for the opportunity to review this novel and take part in this blog tour. Don't forget to take a look at all of the other stops along the way!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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