#Blogtour #Review: The Pact by Amy Heydenrych @AmyHeydenrych @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #ThePact #psychologicalthriller
Release date - 28th November 2019
Book length - 480 pages
Publisher - Zaffre
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
What if a prank leads to murder?
When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city's hottest start-up, she can't wait to begin a new and exciting life, including dating her new colleague Jay.
However, Nicole, Jay's ex and fellow employee, seems intent on making her life a misery. After a big deadline, where Nicole continually picks on her, Freya snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and together they concoct a revenge prank.
The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .
Is this just a prank gone wrong? Or does Freya know someone who is capable of murder - and could she be next?
A twisted and gripping tale, THE PACT by Amy Heydenrych was completely unexpected in many ways and left me feeling chilled to the bone.
Freya has dealt with a lot in her past but she has worked so hard to get where she is today - her dream job for an amazing tech company that is setting the world to rights. But like most things in life, it seems too good to be true and when her work colleague, Nicole. takes an instant dislike to her and isn't afraid to show it, Freya starts to dread being in the same place as her. At least she has met Jay who really understands her so it's not all bad. But when Nicole pushes Freya to the brink, she takes matters into her own hands and a prank plan is formed and executed. Maybe a taste of her own medicine will make Nicole back off. But when Nicole is found brutally murdered the next day, Freya doesn't know what to do or what to think. Who did this and why?
Determined to shine a light on the victim's lives rather than just the sordid details, Isla is good at her job as a reporter. But there is something about this case that hits her a little bit harder and feels a little too close to home after what had happened to her in the past. Someone is hiding something and Isla is convinced she can figure out the truth. But will she be too late?
Dealing with topics of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and workplace bullying, THE PACT by Amy Heydenrych highlights the everyday reality of this world for so many people. The characters aren't likeable, with the exception of Isla, but they are gripping in a way that I felt compelled to uncover the truth and wanted justice to be served. The story moves from past to present for each chapter which I really enjoyed as the characters became more real that way, and the plot never lagged.
There are plenty of twists and turns and unexpected revelations and I'm sure THE PACT by Amy Heydenrych will appeal to psychological thriller readers everywhere.
Amy is a writer and book blogger based in South Africa. She has been shortlisted twice for the acclaimed Miles Morland African Writing Scholarship. Her short stories and poems have published in multiple anthologies including Brittle Paper, The Kalahari Review and the Short Sharp Stories anthologies. When she is not writing her own fiction, she ghost-writes books and columns for global tech and financial companies.
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