The Pact: A Love Story

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Harper Collins, Feb 21, 2006 - Fiction - 416 pages
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From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish -- and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact -- leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

  

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Very dramatic, very well written, a real page turner. - Overstock.com
She is an absolute amazing writer. - Borders
Kept my attention throughout, and shocking ending. - Borders
... picoult is a great writer indeed. - Overstock.com

Beautiful, powerful, moving story.

User Review  - RockRchick - Borders

This was my first Picoult book. I read the back and liked the storyline so decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. This is by far, the most moving book I have ever read. I like to write stories ... Read full review

sad but true

User Review  - bellay - Overstock.com

this reminds me of my young years after my granny died. i was 16, could not cope; she was gone and was not coming back and i had lost my soulmate indeed. the years passed, i married, but still time ... Read full review

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Contents

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PART III
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EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Phenomenal acclaim for JODI PICOULT and THE PACT
Books byJodi Picoult
Copyright
About the Publisher
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About the author (2006)

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, including The Pact, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, and House Rules. She received the 2003 New England Book Award for fiction and was the recipient of the ALA's Alex Award for her novel My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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