Sharon Bolton brilliantly skewers a group of over-privileged rich kids. It's a pleasure to watch them discover that actions have consequences as the plot unfolds. Fast-moving, addictive and thoroughly satisfying, this is another winner from one of my favourite crime writers.
I loved this creepy, twisty, compelling read. Sharon Bolton is the queen of ultra-tense, claustrophobic stories and characters you care about even though they are far from snow white. Needless to say I did not see the ending coming.
Absolutely demolished The Pact by Sharon Bolton. What a killer premise! It's a terrifying exploration of toxic friendship and how bad decisions you make when you're young can haunt you forever
I couldn't wait to tweet this as #bookpost before diving in - then I devoured it in one sitting. The Pact is a brilliantly crafted thriller about some friends who make a promise that's hell to keep! Gripping from start to finish.
A clever, compelling and unexpected story with a rich cast of diverse characters. I've long been a fan of Sharon Bolton's writing, but she has excelled herself with The Pact.
The Secret History for Millennials - the twists start early and only get tighter in this compelling thriller about betrayal, crime and class.
A clever, suspenseful exploration of responsibility, retribution, and friendship tested to destruction.
This book has everything - a terrible event, years of guilt and lies, toxic friendships and a cast of characters which leaves you trusting no one. Horrifying and addictive.
Another terrifying, shudder-making, utterly compulsive read from Sharon Bolton.
You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough. A thriller with so many twists and turns you may need to take a travel sickness tablet before reading.
Clear your diary and knock off your phone because you won't be able to put this book down. With THE PACT, we're in the hands of a master thriller writer, one who builds the tension with a perfectly paced plot until a breathless, shocking conclusion.
A real atmosphere of dread permeates every page of THE PACT. You can't help but wonder what you'd do in the impossible situations these characters find themselves in - and what *they* do makes for a dark, elegant page-turner.
A highly enjoyable thriller about privilege, blame and the consequences of lies.
A deliciously addictive thriller that kept me guessing all the way through. Perfect for your summer holiday.
What a read, I loved it so much. I was totally invested in the characters from the very first page. So so gripping!
Not many books are truly unputdownable, but you can add The Pact to that coveted list. This book is so compelling, so addictive, it had me hooked from the first chapter to the last. Get this one on your summer list!
A brilliant premise and relentless narrative, with a twist I didn't see coming at all.
The ever-ingenious Sharon Bolton puts a fresh spin on the familiar formula . . . deliciously compelling
Reminiscent in particular of Donna Tartt's The Secret History . . . A delightfully dark game of consequences
Sinister and gripping
A remarkable novel: part puzzle, part morality play . . . a page-turner
A highly original premise delivered with considerable panache and visceral tension
It snares the reader from the start with its inventive hook and the relentless narrative powers through twist after twist. A hugely enjoyable read
The Pact is a tense and fast-moving standalone thriller about privilege, betrayal, obsession and revenge. It snares the reader from the start with its inventive hook and the relentless narrative powers through twist after twist. A hugely enjoyable read.