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The Marriage Pact
The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
In this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense, New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond crafts an intense and shocking tale that asks: How far would you go to protect your marriage? Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alices prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. 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. Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples. And then one of them breaks the rules. The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.
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2pirates1princess
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My reading partner for the night. I can‘t tell if my book is boring him. 🤔 😻

brit91 Awww so cute!!😻😻 2w
MelissaSue81 Baby kitten!! 2w
Margot0817 You have an adorable reading partner 😍📖 2w
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KaylaD
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Not to sure how I felt about this one!! I liked it but didn‘t really care for the ending!! Wish it ended with a little more details! Like six months later... or something like that!! #themarriagepact #So-So

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KayJaysReads
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Could not stop reading !! This is a must pick!

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KaylaD
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Such a nice day so I thought I would read a little outside!!! #springishere Has anyone read this yet? Just got it and hoping it‘s good!!🤞🤞📖📖

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welfy09
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Enjoyed this, but a disappointingly inconclusive ending.

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DarcysMom
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Marina_h Oh, I've just added this one to my tbr on Goodreads. Maybe I should reconsider! 6mo
DarcysMom @Marina_h Check it out from the library. It is interesting, but I wouldn't spend any money on it. 6mo
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DarcysMom
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rather_be_reading awesome! 6mo
Kaye 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 6mo
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Bookladylinda That cover though!!!! 😍 6mo
DarcysMom @Bookladylinda Right?! ❤❤❤ 6mo
RachelO Wonderful! 6mo
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DarcysMom
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Kaye 💖👍🏼 6mo
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DarcysMom
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Bookwormjillk Cool cactus 🌵 6mo
DarcysMom @Bookwormjillk They have a huge cactus garden - it spans the width of their property. 🌵🌵🌵 6mo
Kaye 🌟 6mo
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DarcysMom
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Hestapleton I really loved this audiobook!! 6mo
DarcysMom @Hestapleton So far, I really like it! 6mo
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Victoria_Clyne
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The story of newlyweds who join an exclusive group whose intention is support and strengthen their marriage. An thrilling read that had me on the edge of my seat. Will definitely be reading more by this author.

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KelciesReading16
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Hello, Friend. I know a lot of people really liked this but I‘m on the fence. It dragged for me and I didn‘t like how it ended. There were parts that I devoured and some where I was bored. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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crazyspine
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The book seems far fetched, but it reminded me of the stuff you hear from former Scientology members. The narrator on the audio book is great at Irish accents.

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HOTPock3tt
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Well. This CERTAINLY kept me turning the pages!!! Even despite my relentless adulting this week. It was intriguing and I kept wanting to see how it would eventually play out. Even with that factor, this book wasn‘t memorable for me. Engrossing story, and I was shocked by who the eventual ‘villain‘ was. Unfortunately the ending was even less believable than the outrageous premise! Overall I liked it, but I didn‘t love it. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5

SandraG The ending could have been better 🙄But overall I agree with you 10mo
HOTPock3tt @SandraG It was a BAD ending lol 🤣 especially his ridiculous trip to Ireland 🙄 I also though it was wrapped up too neatly with the pact just letting them go without even so much as a fight! 😐 10mo
SandraG Right! Right!😖😏 10mo
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SandraG
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I‘m in the midst of this page turner and I can‘t turn the pages fast enough!!!! This book reminds me of The Firm! I‘m just wondering if Jake and Alice will escape the Pact!🤨📚💕

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Chellebearss
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I picked this one purely to complete a Pop Sugar Prompt (Author with the same name as me) and I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. While it isn't anything that's going to knock your socks off, it was a page turner for me and I was happily surprised at how interesting, and honestly a little disturbing, it was. Recommended to anyone who loves a page turning thriller. 3.75🌟 #93of2018 📚🖤

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KristinaWright
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Whoa! Hooked from the beginning and wasn‘t disappointed. One of my favorite books of the year.

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Coffee break...

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candc320
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Picked this one up while browsing around one of my favorite Indie bookstores! Really digging the cover and it sounds deliciously suspenseful!

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BluestockingDuchess
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Had to run errands today and hope to catch up tomorrow #8intwo #buddyread #weekend #book #booklover #bookobsession

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AmyG
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It‘s been a wonderful day for surprises. Here is #2. Thank you so much my beautiful friend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks for way more than a bookmark (my official BOTM Buddy read one). I love it...looks great. And the book!!! I haven‘t read that so on to my glorious tbr pile. And the cute cat notes. FYI, I am not a crazy cat lady. I just like cats. (Alot) 😳
Thank you again so very much. 😘

Kaye Cute, what a nice package ! Perfect for you, Amy. ❣️ 1y
AmyG @Kaye...lots of 🐈 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome my sweet friend!! I saw it on your list 💗 How many cats do you have? 😽😻 1y
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AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I only have 1. Used to have 2, but George died 7-8? Years ago. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww I‘m sorry about George 😿 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I forgot to ask you... How did the packaging hold up? Those were new bags I bought from Amazon. 1y
AmyG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The bag held up great! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG awesome!!!! 😘😘 1y
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So_erika725
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Got this book at bookcon2018. Great read with enough twists and turns to make me want to read to the end. #bookcon2018 #randomHouse #thriller #summerread

RadicalReader @So_erika725 let me know how this book is!! Been wanting to check it out have it on my TBR list 1y
So_erika725 @RadicalReader it was underwhelming TBH. I enjoyed the husbands point of view but it was not as deliciously mind bending as Gone Girl or Tangerine. (Have you read either of those?) On the whole, it left me with a bit of a void and not particularly caring about the characters. 1y
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Kimzey
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Michelle Richmond gave an engaging presentation on her novel The Marriage Pact at the Alabama Book Festival. She drew on research about cults, marriage, and privacy issues in an era of electronic monitoring.

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Lauren.Archer
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I really hated this book and am bailing on this. Stupid premise!

JoScho Life is too short to read books you don‘t enjoy 😉 1y
PictureandBook I bailed too! hated it! 1y
JoeStalksBeck This book was NOT what I thought it would be. It was kind of ridiculous. I finished it but not with glee lol 1y
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KimHM Had to read the description of a book that creates this much hate: The first rule of Fight Club is . . . ? (edited) 1y
QueenJen @KimHM 😂😂😂 Well played! 1y
KimHM Thanks @QueenJen 😄 1y
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imabusybee
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Finishing this up today while cleaning house.

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Luv2readbookz
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Friend, you must read this thriller! A newlywed couple is invited to join the Pact. They think it‘s all fun and games until they break some of the rules because they didn‘t read “The Manual.” Some of the punishments are really out there and extreme. I really liked the two main characters, Jake and Alice - and the book is told from Jake‘s POV which is refreshing.

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TiredEyes
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To start with the concept was good..then for me personally it got a bit 2 far fetched.. I was thinking like..really?.. this wouldn't happen. Also disappointed by the end.. overall was a OK read but wouldn't rave about it 😁

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vlwelser
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The main characters join a marriage cult in this thriller. Will they both make it to the end of the novel? I definitely recommend that you find out. Seriously. This was really good. 💖📚

#MountTBR #NetGalley

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elliebatey
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Loved this book and the characters 📚 such an unexpected and chilling thriller, would defo recommend giving it a read.

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pitou215
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Quick read very intriguing and a good storyline! Unsure about the end but still thoroughly enjoyed the story!

Lova I wasn‘t crazy about the ending either. 2y
pitou215 Yeah it was a shame really! 2y
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bexhodge94
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Well seems as I‘ve read 4 Chris carter books in sucession at the start of this year I‘m going to have a break from murder and read #themarriagepact by Michelle Richmond. Here goes..... 👍🏻📚

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Lova
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Good book. Interesting predicament but frustrating main characters.

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Lova
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First day back to school. Back home in the freezing cold, snuggled I to my pjs and just finished my first book of 2018. Looks like this one is next...

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cathysaid
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Cinfhen I bailed on this one too!! It wasn't for me 😬 2y
RebelReader Dang! I just picked this up at the library yesterday and was excited! I have about 6 books ahead of it before New Years so I might not get to it. I know everyone likes different things, but I tend to like the same books as @Cinfhen so it will go to the bottom of the library pile for now. 🙁 2y
Cinfhen Thanks @RebelReader 😉it might work for you but the plot was so preposterous 🙄and the writing was terrible 😬#sorry I hate to slam on an author's work! 2y
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cathysaid @RebelReader Yes, I agree with what @Cinfhen said. Try it! I enjoyed it at first, but then the plot became too unbelievable for my tastes. But you may enjoy it! It appears that many did...so mine is just one opinion. Give it a shot if you were looking forward to it...it's a fast read. 2y
cathysaid @Cinfhen I felt that way about Final Girls but most love it! I think reading tastes are as varied as wine tastes. I know what I like but I'm willing to try new ones and occasionally, I'm glad I did. 🍷 2y
Cinfhen Good analogy, Cathy!! 🥂 2y
RebelReader @Cinfhen @cathysaid I will probably try it and I like the wine analogy too! 😂 2y
Cinfhen Let us know how it goes @RebelReader ! 2y
Jemgirl2014 I did not like this one. 2y
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guinsgirlreads
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I found myself reading the second half of this all in one night just to see what was going to happen.. a good mix of thriller and suspense, with the underlying tone of marriage and how to make it work or not.

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Starting this one ! 👍🏻👍🏻

#currentread #emojinov @RealLifeReading

Reecaspieces This is intense even if the characters are stupid! 2y
guinsgirlreads @Reecaspieces 😆👍🏻👍🏻 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Marriage
I‘ve read The Marriage Lie and loved it! Still have to read The Marriage Pact!

#Noteworthynovember

JoeStalksBeck The Marriage Pact was weird 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoeStalksBeck 🤔 Should I pass on it? 2y
JoeStalksBeck No no don‘t pass on it. You may love it. I just thought it was a strange book lol lord no don‘t pass because I said that! 🤩 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @JoeStalksBeck haha!! Who knows when I‘ll get to it!! 🤓🤣 2y
JoeStalksBeck 👏👏👏👏👏👍🏻 2y
Loric Ohhhhh The Marriage Pact is in my TBR.... Which seems to grow daily!!! Hope you enjoy it 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Loric mine too!!! New Year‘s resolution is to not buy any books!!! 2y
Loric @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks then it wouldn't be a happy new year 😕 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Loric you‘re right!!! To heck with that idea!! 2y
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BlueStockingReviews
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4⭐️Wouldn‘t it be great to have guidance to a blissful and secure marriage? Wouldn‘t it be nice to have a rule book telling us what to do? What a concept! The thought is captivating! But how does it work? Make sure you know the rules.
This book is inventive and different. It‘s a page turning thriller and it‘s crazy scary. Read more... https://lharvey250.tumblr.com/post/159095674069/the-marriage-pact-michelle-richm...

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JoeStalksBeck
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Well, this book was not what I expected. It‘s about a cult that punishes you if you fail to follow certain rules to maintain your marriage. It could have been far more macabre but it remained fairly calm. I didn‘t hate it but probably wouldn‘t read it again

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NatalieR
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This book was really, really, really good! A marriage pact that seems to have good intentions....is truly messed up. I couldn‘t stop listening though! 👰🏻🤵🏻💍

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Traveler13
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What if marriage was perfect. This book tries it... but... this was my last #readathon book

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JSW
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I only read it for book club, but it was like a train wreck. I couldn't put it down or look away. I can't possibly review it. But know this book has some fucked up shit.

mjdowens I may need this 2y
JSW @mjdowens it's not as tense as Gone Girl or quite as sick as Perfect Days, but it's a nail biter. 2y
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JSW
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What. The. Fuck. Is. Happening. RUN JAKE AND ALICE, RUUUNNNN!!!

mjdowens Tell the Pact to go stick it and get the hell out of there! 2y
JSW @mjdowens this book is making me crazy! 2y
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candority
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I found an incredible book sale yesterday. The library in the town gets so many donations, that they bought a separate little building just to sell them. It's like a bookstore, but you pay by donation. I could have got way more than this, but I didn't have much money on me and I would have felt bad!

janeycanuck Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is absolutely lovely! Hope you enjoy it. 2y
Cinfhen That sounds like a dream😊❤️ 2y
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Sharpeipup
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"For all of us, of course, there is a gap between who we are and who we think we are. "

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Sensitivemuse
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Lol oh damn haaha

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Happy wife happy life 😀