Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for my ARC of this novel.
I was seriously intrigued by the premise of this novel. Alice and Jake are in a pretty strong relationship so when a wedding guest gifts them the option to join The Pact a special and exclusive group for married couples who want to work to ensure that their marriage lasts forever.
Some of the rules are really great and make complete sense. Answer your spouse when they call, buy them a little gift each a month, take a trip somewhere every quarter. Great right?
Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamourous parties and the idea of working together to ensure their marriage goes through both the good and bad times. But then they find out that not only do they have to keep The Pact a secret, they have to abide by the rules or suffer the consequences. Consequences which are frankly shocking.
Jake is the narrator of the story and he’s a really stand up guy. He’s strong and confident and at least tried to resist the control that The Pact held over them. Alice not so much, to be honest she’s a bit aggravating and throughout a lot of the novel I felt like she didn’t deserve Jake!
The novel is so well written, and the plot is so good that it makes it unputdownable. The things that happen to the characters have you literally hanging on to your seat for dear life as you wonder what’s going to happen next!!
I’m glad the Plot lived up to my expectations and formed not only a great book but a truly original idea and you don’t get many of those anymore!