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Summary

A golden summer, and six talented friends are looking forward to the brightest of futures - until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong and a woman and two children are killed. 

Eighteen-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a 'favour', payable on her release from prison. 

Twenty years later Megan is free. Let the games begin.... 

Richard & Judy best seller Sharon Bolton is back with her twistiest thriller yet.

©2021 Sharon Bolton (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Deliciously compelling." (Daily Mirror)

"Delightfully dark." (The Times

"Addictive and thoroughly satisfying." (Jane Casey)

"A perfectly paced plot." (Jo Spain) 

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Original story line

Slow beginning. Fabulous middle which kept me guessing and hooked. The protagonist is likeable and I really rooted for her.
The ending seemed quick and a bit disappointing but it didn’t spoil the book too much.

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Could not put down

wow this story was so good, so many twists
could not put it down. Great read

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Outstanding!!

I couldn't put it down till it was finished (@4am!)
I fould this story totally gripped me from start to finish. Incredibly well written. I was invested in each character, as I felt that I really knew them. The end totally took me by surprise 😱🤔 very well narrated!! Well done Sharon Bolton another 5* from me

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Brilliant!

I was gripped from start to finish in this story. My favourite audible book so far this year. Sharon never disappoints and The Pact is yet another fantastic book, as well as audible, added to my collection of hers. Hanako narrates it so well.

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Brilliant

Best book I have listened to in a long time
I will try her other books

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Fascinating idea for a story-a little let-down by narrator

I gave this 4* overall as it did keep me listening right to the end and Sharon Bolton’s plot is full of twists and interesting reveals throughout. The premise is a great one- six, bright young things in Oxford caught up in a terrible deed that leads to a lifetime of regret, revenge and vengeance.

At times, I found Hanako Footman’s narration over-bearing and she mis-pronounces some key words-‘Magdalen’, the Oxford college, should be ‘Maudlin’…pedantic, I know, but it bugged me.

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Gripping

Really enjoyed it, the type of book you look forward to getting back to, to hear the next twist or development

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Superb.!

Fantastic book, two nights only. Highly recommended. Sharon Bolton has written another gripping masterpiece.

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Uneventful

I love Sharon Bolton's books, I've read all of them, unfortunately I found this one to be disappointing and lacking her usual gripping sinister tones. It was predictable and forgettable

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Brilliant.

Another excellent book from this author. She never fails to please and always pulls something different out of the hat. The tension was almost unbearable at times. The narrator did a superb job. Can't wait for her next offering.

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  • Undine
  • 12-07-21

Buy NOW

Will not disappoint!!! I did not expect the ending.
Great character, plot, narration!!!!😋 buy now.


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  • 08-07-21

Creepy and twisted, just how I like em !!!

The story was a twisted psychological ride. Loved it. It was my first book by this author. I will be looking into other books from Sharon Bolton.

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  • lisa
  • 15-06-21

wow!!!

My first book by this author but not my last! couldn't believe this got a bad review. Very twisty, but well put together. Narration was excellent and the story was told so well. Don't pass on this one!