Creepy and disturbing with an odd premise and a page turner for the first bit. As the book went on though, I felt it dragged on and I found myself skimming through the pages.
Newlyweds Alice and Jake receive a wedding gift from a client of Alice’s – an invitation to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.
From the book’s synopsis: “The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . . Never mention The Pact to anyone.”
It kind of reminded me of a Stephen King novella called Quitter’s Inc., Big Brother meets NSA to the extreme.
I lost interest about midway and the ending was less than appealing. But, without a doubt, it did make for an interesting and thought provoking read.
Thank you to NetGalley, Random House Publishing Group, Ballantine and Michelle Richmond for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.