I found this book on a donation book-shelf in a supermarket, when I read the back I thought this sounded like a kind of creepy, mystery story, but this turned out to be an incredibly deep and heartbreaking story that I really really enjoyed. Don’t get me wrong I love a bit of horror and I love a bit of gore but this one was so much more realistic and true to what would happen in real-life if this situation were to emerge, it basically explains how one seemingly huge action can have even larger ripple effects on more than just close-family for many years to come.
The book looks into the lives and relationship of Emily Gold and Christopher Harte, two teenagers that have been in each other’s lives since they were born, now they are in a relationship that is much deeper than just your first “puppy-love”, friends and family see them as “two halves of a whole” and absolutely made for each other, so what happens when Emily is shot in an apparent suicide but the police quickly discover that Christopher was the one holding the gun?
On follows a heart-breaking tale of just how far someone will go to protect the person they love, even if it means hurting themselves indefinitely in the process.
The Pact was way better than I thought it was gonna be, Like I say, I usually read a lot of horror and murder mystery so although this still falls under than crime bracket it wasn’t my usual read. This really got me rooting for different characters and trying my best to get inside each character’s head to know if they were lying or just trying to protect someone.
If you’re looking for a book to really sink your teeth into and get lost in then I suggest searching around for The Pact, this book will have you thinking from the first chapter to the last page.
***TW: This book includes; grief, suicide, talk of murder, rape, and sexual harassment. Just in case you’re sensitive to any of these topics.***