I am super excited to share my review with you today for The Pact by Sharon Bolton
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 . . .
It has been a while since I have read a book by Sharon Bolton who previously wrote under the name of SJ Bolton. I sure as hell wasn’t disappointed. This book grabs you from the start and doesn’t let you go until the very last page. OMG what a book this is. You guys are in for a treat, I couldn’t read it quick enough.
The story starts off with an OMFG start when a woman and two children are killed. What a scene this is! Megan takes the blame and goes to prison, with the agreement that her friends owe her a favour. The story moves on 20 years and we are taken on an edge of your seat ride when Megan is back and wants her favours.
I loved the fact that this story is a crime thriller, which I found a refreshing change. Each of the characters springs to life with there own personality’s they are all very different and of course they have moved on with their lives. They are all realistic and relatable.
The Pact would make an awesome film. It is a nail-biting story fast paced and easy to follow and very twisty. The suspense and tension is incredible. I cannot recommend this book enough. Giving it all the stars.
I would like to thank Tracy Fenton for the blog tour invite and Trapeze books for a copy
About the Author
Sharon Bolton (previously S. J. Bolton) is the critically acclaimed author of some of the most bone-chilling crime books ever written. She has been shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. In 2014 she won the CWA Dagger in the Library for her whole body of work.
Sharon lives near Oxford with her husband and son.