The Marriage Pact
Your marriage is for ever. Would you stake your life on that? Jake believes Alice is the perfect woman to spend the rest of his life with. So when they're offered a mysterious wedding gift - the chance to join a society which ensures they'll never divorce - he doesn't hesitate to sign the contract. Always answer when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts each month. Plan a trip together once per quarter. Have no secrets from your spouse. They are initially seduced by the elite society, with its glamorous parties and like-minded couples. Then one of them breaks the rules. Don't even think about trying to escape ...The Pact will stop at nothing to enforce the contract. And once you're in, there's no way out. As the society's punishments grow more extreme, Jake and Alice fear for their lives. Members never divorce, but why are they so often widowed? Is their love for ever, as The Pact demands ...or have they made a fatal mistake? The marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.
Michelle Richmond is the bestselling author of The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Hum: Stories, Golden State, Dream of the Blue Room, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. The Marriage Pact is her debut thriller. She lives with her husband and son in San Francisco.