The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond @michellerichmon ~ Release Day 7-25-17

Amazon Book Summary…

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.

Our Review…

From page one, you’ll feel like holding a big tub of popcorn while reading/listening to this book. The plot is just so unbelievable yet eerily… possible??

Since we listened to this story on audible, we found the need to stop often to digest what we heard as we thought, “wait… what…. so… then they did what? Noooooo…. OMG… don’t do it, don’t sign it, don’t go with him, can this really happen, they took him where?”

Looking around a crowded room full of people who don’t know what you are listening to, might make your jaw laying on the floor a little funnier sight than you’d think! There should be a warning to readers on the cover of this book: jaw dropping, eyebrow crinkling, gasping breathes, desire to scream, and floored reactions will occur upon reading this book!

So Jake and Alice… they’re like any couple we probably know. They’re young, successful, determined, and in love! What makes signing a marriage “pact” so appealing to them! If they only knew that it wasn’t a joke. It was probably the biggest regret of their lives!


About the Author…

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections. Her books include the 2017 psychological thriller THE MARRIAGE PACT, which has been sold in 30 languages and was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK;  GOLDEN STATE, the critically acclaimed novel that imagines modern-day California on the brink of secession from the United States; the international bestseller THE YEAR OF FOG; and the story collection HUM, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. Her novels are set in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives, and in the South, where she grew up. Michelle was born and raised in Alabama and has made her home for eighteen years in Northern California, where she lives with her husband and son.

What others are saying about Marriage Pact…

“Michelle Richmond is, simply put, a great storyteller. And The Marriage Pact, without gimmicks or tricks, is a twisting, suspenseful, keep-you-up-all-night thriller. But it’s more than that, too. It’s a deep, insightful, nearly voyeuristic view into modern marriage. . . . A smart, engrossing, scary read!”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter

“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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  1. Hi ladies! I’m having some trouble getting the books over from Aus. I could send you an ecopy or try to send it directly from the US printer. I’d only be able to send to one of you and have you pass the other along though?

    What would you prefer? How soon do you want to read Scourge of Scotland? 😅

    Many thanks

    Marissa Price

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    • Marissa, I can definitely send Jennifer a copy of you send both to me. We have a jam packed few weeks trying to get reviews out and blog tours done BUT we most definitely want to read Scourge of Scotland! Do you have my address in NY?


      • Oh my goodness, I didn’t realise this posts on the blog! Michelle, your book sounds amazing! I’d need to get a tub of popcorn, and I’ve never actually listened to an audiobook…perhaps yours will be the first! It sounds intriguing!

        I need to make sure the details are correct for sending…can you perhaps send me an email with where the send the two copies to?

        So sorry again 😬😬😱😱

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