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The marriage pact: A Novel

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How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense for anyone who loved The Couple Next Door . "Ranks with The Stepford Wives and Gone Girl as a terrifying look at what it really means to say 'I do.'"--Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch 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 Alice's 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. Praise for The Marriage Pact "This fast-paced nail-biter goes in unpredictable directions. . . . It also raises thoughtful questions about individual agency and marital commitment. With strong writing, intriguing characters, and a compelling conceit, this psychological thriller seems destined for the top of summer reading lists. Recommended as a fresh voice for readers of Gillian Flynn or Ruth Ware." -- Library Journal (starred review) "Creepy and engrossing . . . [ The Marriage Pact takes] readers deep into the heart of a marriage and exposes some of the darker drives, such as possession and control, that can lurk within even the most harmonious of unions." -- Booklist "Gripping, thought-provoking, and irresistible." --Dean Koontz "Riveting psychological suspense! This book will keep you up all night, while making you second-guess everything you know and everyone you've ever loved." --Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind You
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Grouped Work ID465d0505-3049-8534-d438-527034c9f54e
Grouping Titlemarriage pact
Grouping Authormichelle richmond
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-18 04:16:44AM
Last Indexed2020-09-18 04:44:18AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9780385343299

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display_descriptionPicture-perfect newlyweds Alice and Jake are unexpectedly initiated into a mysterious organization designed to keep marriages happy and intact through seemingly sensible rules that become increasingly exacting and subject to brutal enforcement.
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subject_facetConduct of life -- Fiction
Cults -- Fiction
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FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
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Marriage -- Fiction
Newlyweds -- Fiction
Psychological -- FICTION
Psychological -- Thrillers
Psychological fiction
Social groups -- Fiction
Suspense -- Thrillers
Suspense fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Thrillers (Fiction.)
title_displayThe marriage pact : a novel
title_fullThe Marriage Pact A Novel
The Marriage Pact A Novel [eBook] Richmond, Michelle.
The marriage pact : a novel / Michelle Richmond
The marriage pact [large print] : a novel / Michelle Richmond
title_shortThe marriage pact
title_subA Novel
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FICTION / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Social groups