'The Pact' is a powerful tale that explores the tenuous bonds of family and friendship in the wake of unexpected tragedy. Two families who have been neighbours for nearly twenty years, have two children Emily and Chris, born months apart. The four parents joke that they are destined to fall in love, and as the children grow up, they are friends then as teenagers become lovers. However all existing relationships are torn apart when Emily dies from a gunshot wound - for which, to the parents' horror and disbelief, Chris is put on trial for first degree murder.
This heartrending novel poses profound questions we can all relate to: How well do we ever really know our children or our friends? What if . . .?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2011
- 152 x 233mm