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The Pact by Jodi Picoult (Paperback, 2003)

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The Pact by Jodi Picoult 

For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other. Parents and children alike have been best friends, so it's no surprise that in high school Chris and Emily's friendship blossoms into something more. They've been soul mates since they were born.

So when a midnight call from the hospital comes in, no one is ready for the appalling truth: Emily is dead at seventeen from a gunshot wound to the head. There's a single unspent bullet in the gun that Chris took from his father's cabinet - a bullet that Chris tells police he intended for himself. But a local detective has doubts about the suicide pact that Chris has described.

The profound questions faced by the characters in this heartrending novel are those we can all relate to: How well do we ever really know our children or our friends? What if . . .?

As its chapters unfold, alternating between an idyllic past and an unthinkable present, The Pact paints an indelible portrait of families in anguish, culminating in an astonishingly suspenseful courtroom drama as Chris finds himself on trial for murder.

About the Author

Jodi Picoult's bestselling and widely acclaimed novels include Perfect Match, Salem Falls, Plain Truth, Keeping Faith, and Mercy. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.


Format: Paperback | 456 pages

Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.0 x 3.3 | 522g

Publication Date: 01 Apr 2003

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Publication City/Country: Sydney, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 1741140366

ISBN13: 9781741140361


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Some damage to the cover including minor scuff marks and creasing, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.