Thanks for stopping by! I’m thrilled to be sharing my review for The Pact by Sharon Bolton today. This is also my third book for the 20 Books of Summer challenge. With a big thank you to Orion for my copy. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…
A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed.
18-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison.
Twenty years later Megan is free.
Let the games begin . . .
Oh this book! What can I say? I was well and truly hooked! There were so many brilliant elements to this book that I loved…
Flawed characters, check.
Addictive story, check.
Well, I guess you get the picture! The Pact was an absolutely brilliant experience and I loved the journey I was taken on. I found myself racing through the pages as fast as I could. Although at the same time I wanted to try and take my time so I could enjoy every little twisted detail of the plot! Let’s just say there are plenty of surprises and twists along the way.
The characters on the whole were manipulative, entitled and selfish but so very entertaining for the reader. The way their dark personalities were exposed was a highlight. Showing how determined they were to avoid their crimes. I loved the way that Sharon Bolton kept me guessing and I have to admit I kept changing my mind about some of the characters as the story progressed. Although I still couldn’t help but hope that justice would be swift!
The Pact had me walking a tightrope of tension, one that felt as if it could snap at any moment. The pacing was strong throughout and managed to provide a thrilling experience right through to the very last page, I loved it!