The Marriage Pact – Michelle Richmond

Synopsis:

“Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact, and most of its rules make sense: Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples–and then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life, and The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.”



I read this book whilst on holiday in Morrocco last year. The entire book premise was very interesting and something I think is quite original. I loved the concept and it really made me question societal norms. There were a few twists and turns which I didn’t anticipate, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

I loved Michelle’s writing style and grew to really feel fond of the characters. 

However, I did have a couple of struggles with it. There were considerable plot holes throughout and it felt like it had been dragged out a little too long towards the end.

However on the whole this was a good suspense novel and I enjoyed it. Didn’t take me too long to read and I would recommend it! I gave the overall read 4 out of 5 stars. 



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