5 Jul 2010

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

The Pact: A Love Story [PACT] [Mass Market Paperback]

'From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish—and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 a.m. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact—leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.'

This is a great book.  It took me quite a while to read because of all the relationships with the different people that sometimes I did get a little lost and had to go back a couple of chapters to re-read what I had just read.  I have to admit that I have to put a lot of effort into reading this book and I was not too fond of how it all ended but I am glad that I did because overall the story was very interesting but also very disturbing at the same time...

6 out of 10



Karen & Gerard said...

Thanks so much for adding us to your blog roll! Gerard and I read this book a long time ago when we first discovered Jodi. I remember I didn't care for the ending either but was pretty much glued to it all the way through. I really liked the defense lawyer in it a lot.