Tuesday 29 May 2018

#BookReview The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond @michellerichmon @MichaelJBooks

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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 . . .


Jake and Alice are newlyweds when they get to a mystery gift, a membership into a secret club that promises that if they just follow some rules will they never divorce...

This sounds great, doesn't it? Wrong! Actually, this deal makes me think of the movie Cat's Eye (1985) and the short story about a man (James Woods) that signs a deal to never smoke again...yeah that worked well too...

Anyhow, this is a thriller so one quickly realize that this deal (with a thick manual of rules) is too good to be true and they soon learn that the punishment for breaking a rule can be really, really bad. I was on edge reading this book, at first, nothing really happens (Jake and Alice goes on with their married life), you just have a bad feeling that it will slowly start, and that is what happens, small things, and suddenly this pact start to rule their life and Jake, the narrator starts to feel that they need to get out of this deal, but how to get out of a deal that no one has ever left...alive?

The Marriage Pact is a superb thriller and I just loved the feeling all through the book that it will keep going worse until something really bad will happen.

I want to thank Michael Joseph for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review!

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