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Until the phone calls came at three o'clock on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily is dead — shot with a gun her beloved and devoted Chris pilfered from his father's cabinet as part of an apparent suicide pact — leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.

From New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult — one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction — comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence.

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"Picoult suggests the subtle ways in which parents can place dangerous pressures on their children." New York Times Book Review

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"Engrossing...Picoult's deft touch makes this her breakout novel." People Magazine

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"A moving story, mingling elements of mystery with sensitive exploration of a tragic subject." Kirkus Reviews

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When a so-called "suicide pact" between their teenage children goes awry — leaving only one child dead — the parents, who have been friends for 18 years, find themselves caught up in an anguished courtroom drama.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, including The Pact, The Tenth Circle, Nineteen Minutes, Change of Heart, Handle with Care, and House Rules. She received the 2003 New England Book Award for fiction and was the recipient of the ALA's Alex Award for her novel My Sister's Keeper. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

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Tara Taylor, March 22, 2008 (view all comments by Tara Taylor)
After hearing numerous good things about Jodi Picoult, I decided to try one of her books. "The Pact" had a book description that immediately drew me in. I cannot describe how wonderful this book truly was. Throughout the book, Picoult flashes back between the childhoods of the two main characters, Chris and Emily, and the present - in which Emily is found dead and Chris is claiming that they had a suicide pact. I felt that the writing in this book was amazing; it drew me in from the beginning and I could hardly get through it fast enough to find out what really happened that night out by the carousel. I found myself feeling a range of emotions, shock, anger, and sympathy, just to name a few. I felt myself remembering many wonderful memories from my teenage years when I first found love. Very few books can illicit such strong feelings out of me as this one did. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an appreciation for good, solid writing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061150142
Author:
Picoult, Jodi
Publisher:
Avon Books
Author:
by Jodi Picoult
Author:
by Jodi Picoult
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Mass Market PB
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.80x4.26x1.14 in. .53 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Picoult suggests the subtle ways in which parents can place dangerous pressures on their children."
"Review" by , "Engrossing...Picoult's deft touch makes this her breakout novel."
"Review" by , "A moving story, mingling elements of mystery with sensitive exploration of a tragic subject."
"Synopsis" by , When a so-called "suicide pact" between their teenage children goes awry — leaving only one child dead — the parents, who have been friends for 18 years, find themselves caught up in an anguished courtroom drama.
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