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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It is probably my favorite love story. - LibraryThing
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Jodi Picoult's "The Pact" is billed as a love story but it is far more than that. It is a story of complex human relationships culminating in a John Grisham like Courtroom Drama. The story involves ... Read full review

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Too many unbelievable events to make it better than 3 stars, yet the writer's skills made it an engrossing, highly readable novel, which, if one is willing to suspend common sense and logic with the ... Read full review

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EPILOGUE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Phenomenal acclaim for JODI PICOULT and THE PACT
Books byJodi Picoult
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About the Publisher
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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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