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    Couldn't Stop Thinking About This Book!

    WOW! I can’t stop thinking about The Pact by S.E. Lynes. This is a story about two sisters, Toni and Bridget, who formed a pact 30 years ago when they were children. The promise to one another was they could never speak the truth about their abusive childhood, and they would always protect one another without involving others. The author grabbed my attention at the very beginning and brilliantly kept me on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out what was going on. You know that something bad has happened and little by little the layers are peeled away to reveal more. I loved all three of the main characters, Toni, Bridget, and Rosie (Toni’s teenage daughter). Through these characters you are able to see how childhood abuse affects each of them in different ways over a period of many years. Each chapter was told from a different point of view. I did find I needed to be focused while reading because of the way it would switch from points of view as well as back and forth in time. Overall I thought this was a very perplexing and cleverly written thriller. The author did a great job telling the character’s troubled backstories. The build-up to the ending was amazing. The truth is carefully masked right up to the novel’s conclusion and the little twist at the end was totally unexpected. I would definitely read more from S.E. Lynes and recommend The Pact to anyone who loves a good psychological thriller. Five out of five stars for The Pact!!! Thank you S.E. Lynes, Bookouture, and NetGalley for providing me with a review copy of this book to read.
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    Meh!

    Not my favorite story way too much jumping around not only between past and present,but also between character perspectives. The suspence was good near the end but I felt exhausted by the time it got there.
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    Scary tale about every parent's worst nightmare

    Bridge and Toni are sisters and best friends. They live with Toni's 15 year old daughter, who is trying to grow up. Her mother is fraught with anxiety, constantly worrying about Rosie, who is basically very shy. Like most teens, she longs for romance and the sort of fun all her friends seem to be having. Until she meets a gorgeous guy on social media. The story is well-crafted and moves along well. It gets more exciting as you read, with some surprising developments. I had trouble putting it down.
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    Interesting read, great writing

    Every parent wants to protect their child, but sometimes you can push them away by being to protective and not letting them grow a little, giving them some trust. Rosie is almost 16, she is going through all those teenage problems that girls go through, rebelling.she wants to party like her friends. But 15 year old Rosie in now lying in a coma, fighting for her life, she has been sheltered all her life. But Rosie has secrets, she has secret social media accounts that her mum and aunt don’t know about. She doesn’t always go where she says she is going, or meet who she has told them she is meeting. Now she desperately wants them to know what has happened but she can’t talk. Toni is Rosie’s mum and all she ever wanted was to protect her, from the evils of the world. She has secrets as well, that were kept from her daughter, she had had a traumatic childhood. But is she suffocating her daughter because of her own past? Bridget, Toni’s sister and Rosie’s aunt knows Toni’s secrets and promised not to discuss the past. The story is told through three viewpoints, Rosie trapped in her coma, Toni her mother and Bridget the sister and aunt. We find out what happened to Toni, which explains why she is so protective of her daughter. After Toni’s husband was tragically killed, Bridget put her life on hold, to help her sister pick up the pieces and help raise Rosie. But are they too overprotective. The story is told in most part in the past, explaining through Rosie how she has ended up in the coma, Toni and Bridget’s story from 30 years earlier, and the pact the sisters made to bury the past. But now they may have to unbury the past to save Rosie. If you like your stories to be at a slow pace, gradually moving along then this is a book you will enjoy, but if like me you, like a faster pace then you will have to be patient. This is a very well crafted story but for me at times a little disjointed and too slow until you reach around 70% into the book. But it’s all down to personal preference many people like a slower paced book. The characters are well drawn. In a world where social media is now so prominent, youngsters wanting to have thousands of friends or likes. The times of when you just had your small circle of real friends that are around you seems to be changing. This is a good read, up to date with the times we now live in. Thank you to #Netgally and #Bookouture for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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    a good read

    I really enjoyed this book, had me intrigued and couldn`t put it down
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