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The Pact

By: Sharon Bolton
Narrated by: Hanako Footman
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Summary

A golden summer, and six talented teenagers are looking forward to the brightest of futures—until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, leaving three strangers dead.

18-year-old Megan takes the blame for the crime, leaving her friends 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.

It is payback time.

And her friends start disappearing, one by one . . .

Richard & Judy bestseller 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)

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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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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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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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Gripping until the end.

Beautifully narrated without that annoying trend to imitate a male voice or attempt a regional accent.
Great story with some interesting twists and will look out for more of this author’s work and this narrator.
Recommended

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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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Could not put down

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

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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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Excellent

Never written a review before but this was one of the best audio books I’ve listened to. Really well narrated and a gripping story.

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Brilliant

I was concerned by some of the reviews but decided to go with it and I'm so glad I did. wow fantastic book!

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Superb!

Excellent!! Brilliantly written and superbly plotted! Thrilling and thought-provoking, keepiing the reader intrigued all the way through to the end! Would highly recommend!

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