If I had to describe Jodi Picoult’s books, I would tell you that they are smart popular fiction with the goal of making you think. Her books are always page-turners, so they are perfect when you are in a reading rut, or just want a good novel to take with you on vacation.
The Pact is a love story that ends in tragedy. It takes you on the roller coaster ride that is the relationship between teenagers Christopher Harte and Emily Gold. When the novel opens, Emily is killed by a bullet in the brain, in an apparent double suicide pact. Christopher is arrested, and the author spends the remaining novel unfolding the events through the discovery of the investigators and small glimpses into what happened the day of the shooting.
As always, The Pact is another gripping Jodi Picoult novel that you will have a hard time putting down.
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2006