With a brilliant premise for a novel of psychological suspense, taut plotting, and deft writing, the marriage pact shows in gripping detail just what could go wrong when we try too hard to protect the love we cherish most. The marriage pact is a sweet and frustrating story of bffs turned lovers. Till death us do part is starting to have a whole new meaning. The marriage pact is a tense, twisting, quirky novel of growing dreadand a love story with a richly imagined relationship between a wife and husband. I have thoroughly enjoyed other books by this author, but this one was a dud. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. They work hard to follow the rules, which does help their marriage but the pressure to follow the rules gets overwhelming.
There was something about the description of the marriage pact that was so intriguing. Newlyweds decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as the pact. Most narrators are female, so reading an entire book from a male perspective was a nice change. How do jake and alices family histories and previous relationships inform their choices over the course of the novel.
Our main characters are newlyweds jake and alice, and for some bizarre reason read. The marriage pact by linda lael miller, paperback barnes. Everything you need to know about the marriage pact movie. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of alices prominent clients, they decide to join. She doesnt expect tripp to meddle with her new plan to find mr. The marriage pact is a bythe book psychological thriller loaded with plenty of anxiety, drama, and suspense for readers to enjoy. The marriage pact revolves around alice, a lawyer, and jake, a therapist. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction.
Jp delaney, new york times bestselling author of the girl before. The first of the bliss county series, linda lael millers the marriage pact introduces readers to hadleigh stevens, melody nolan, and bex stuart. She was raised in the suburbs of atlanta by a physicist and a flower child, who taught her that life is tragic and. But the young lovers will soon discover that for adherents to the pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. A fun, cantstopeatingthepotatochips kind of premise. And its members will do anything to make sure no one leaves. And the pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.
Psychological thrillers are not my usual genre mostly scifi or scifantasy and i did find the start a little slow too used to spaceships blowing up on page one or two but i soon became hooked and loved the whole book as well as the way it was written. The marriage pact by michelle richmond overdrive rakuten. There are more than 1 million books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world. Jul 24, 2017 20th century fox has acquired the feature film rights to michelle richmonds upcoming psychological suspense novel the marriage pact. I was sixteen when i vowed i would never marry him. Standalone book in the domestic thriller, literary thriller, psychological thriller genres. And the marriage pact, without gimmicks or tricks, is a. Richard and judy introduce the marriage pact by michelle. Get e books the marriage pact on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to the pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.
In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, new york times bestselling author michelle richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks. The marriage pact takes readers deep into the heart of a marriage and exposes some of the darker drives, such as possession and control, that can lurk within even the most harmonious of unions. A famous irish musician represented in a case by alices firm is a lastminute invite to their wedding, and it is he who arranges their most peculiar wedding gift. In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, new york times bestselling author. Jake and alice accept that they both want their marriage to last and accept to be a part of the pact. What does tom taylorson bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book. The idea that a young couple, still newlyweds, are tempted and intrigued by a very appealing, allencompassing. Together, they make a pact to find nice cowboy types to marry and settle down with. I adored this book and i devoured each and every page, the writing is so well done its hard to put this book down. Some combination of events, relationships, experiences, and books. Alice, a lawyer and jake, a therapist, tie the knot.
Ive always dreaded the day that i might find a book written by winter that i didnt love. Though their methods are extreme, can you justify the principle behind the pacts rules. No, again, it was a great idea for a story, but it fell short really short. Discuss the punishments the pact imposes on alice for failing to give her marriage adequate attention. I am looking forward to reading more books by linda lael miller. The cultlike feel of the pact kept me reading in sheer horror at the depravity and torture measured out to those who disobeyed the strict rules of the pact. Alice and jake are given as a wedding present an enrolment into a club where married couples help each other. Would you listen to another book narrated by jack garrett. The story behind the marriage pact michelle richmond. Balancing these weaknesses was the fact that the book explored the idea of a good marriage versus one that is headed for trouble. Jake is a partner in an upandcoming psychology practice.
Though their methods are extreme, can you justify the principle behind the pact s rules. The marriage pact brides of bliss county book 1 ebook. Grew up on the books of helen macinnes, mary stewart, dorothy l. This is no ordinary club and things are not what they seem. The marriage pact by michelle richmond, paperback barnes. The marriage pact by linda lael miller is a wonderful well written 4 stars book.
Jul 25, 2017 the marriage pact is a tense, twisting, quirky novel of growing dreadand a love story with a richly imagined relationship between a wife and husband. The idea of the marriage pact and its characters were original and intriguing. A novel and millions of other books are available for instant access. Could you see the marriage pact being made into a movie or a tv series. Brides of bliss county the marriage pact the marriage charm the marriage season christmas in mustang creek parable, montana 1. I dont believe that ive found that book yet, but as far as the marriage pact.
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Has the marriage pact turned you off from other books in this genre. The marriage pact is, to put it bluntly, a weird book. The marriage pact by michelle richmond book club discussion. Michelle richmond looks with a gimlet eye at our therapyobsessed culture and wonders if the experts who. The marriage pact by michelle richmond criminal element. The marriage pact the bestselling domestic thriller by. Buy this book in millers lackluster contemporary series. The bestselling thriller for fans of the couple next door paperback 14 dec 2017. Buy this book in this uneven thriller from richmond. Feb, 2018 joining the pact promises a lifelong happy marriage. A last minute invite to the wedding is one of alices clients, who hands them an unusual gift. I highly recommend reading the marriage pact by linda lael miller. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures.
Yes, i was intrigued by the description prior to reading, but the novel was just so interesting. The marriage pact by michelle richmond is a suspense novel that is dark and disturbing. In this uneven thriller from richmond golden state. Now that shes recovered from her youthful mistake and tripps interference, hadleigh and her single friends form a marriage pact. This book will keep you up all night, while making you secondguess everything you know and everyone youve ever loved. It is the tale of two people, prince julian and emelie, finding each other again after much discord and misunderstanding. How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage. The marriage pact doubles down on the promise of richmonds previous works in a tale that is by turns cautionary, parabolic and metaphoric. For jake and alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.
The marriage pact book johnson county library bibliocommons. The story is narrated in the first person by jake, a thirtysomething marriage and family counselor who is. I havent read a book by her that i didnt find myself falling completely in love with. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the marriage pact. Available from indie bound, amazon, barnes and noble, audible, amazon kindle, barnes and noble nook. Alice and jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of likeminded couples. She was raised in the suburbs of atlanta by a physicist and a flower child, who taught her that life is tragic and funny, and real love is anything but simple. With such an interesting concept and the fight clubish warning on the back cover that members are to never mention the pact to anyone, i was super excited to dive in.
Newlyweds alice and jake are a pictureperfect couple. The marriage pact is a superb thriller and i just loved the feeling all through the book that it will keep going worse until something really bad will happen. This is a second chance, frenemiestolovers type of romance. The marriage pact the women of bliss county are ready to meet the men of their dreams. The marriage pact is centered on newlyweds who receive an enticing wedding gift, and decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known. Jul 28, 2017 the marriage pact doubles down on the promise of richmonds previous works in a tale that is by turns cautionary, parabolic and metaphoric.
The marriage pact kindle edition by renshaw, winter. New psychological thriller forthcoming from, michelle richmond, the new york times bestselling author of the year of fog. The idea of this book is interesting, and it could have had stepford wivestype potential for social commentary read. Alas, the honeymoon was over about halfway through the book. The bestselling thriller for fans of the couple next door by richmond, michelle from amazons fiction books store. The punishments make them reconsider their allegiance to the pact, only to realize that no one ever leaves the pact. After reading the book, i am left with mixed feelings. Get ebooks the marriage pact on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. Ten years ago, hadleigh stevens was eighteen and this close to saying i do, when tripp galloway interrupted her walk down the aisle. Book 1 features hadleigh who has suffered loss in her life. This summer, the marriage pact is set to become the book you wont be able to put downset in silicon valley, in a world of privilege driven by exclusivity, the marriage pact is a breakneck thriller to match gone girl and the girl on the train. The marriage pact, the new psychological thriller by new york times bestselling author michelle richmond.
Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. Winter renshaw has done it again with the marriage pact. Pullen, former therapist and marketer, is the author of complex, funny contemporary romances, including the marriage pact. Membership to the pact, a group who focus on keeping marriages together. Alice, once a singer in a wellknown rock band, is now a successful lawyer. The marriage pact by michelle richmond jumped out at me as i strolled past the new and hot in fiction table at least i think that was the table i was too busy grabbing the book to see what it was about i loved the cover. The story is narrated in the first person by jake, a thirtysomething marriage and family counselor who is married to alice, an associate in a highpowered law firm. The marriage pact is the first book in the all new the brides of bliss county by the incomparable queen of western contemporary romance linda lael miller. In this uneven thriller from richmond golden state, an unusual gift from a couple invited at the last minute to jake and alices san francisco. The marriage pact is a thoughtprovoking and nailbiting pick for the richard and judy autumn 2017 book club.780 88 1476 1407 747 832 23 847 426 766 812 660 1387 349 203 576 617 1032 389 559 222 321 1079 200 376 244 308 223