If you are looking for a good summer read, a juicy book club novel to get discussions going, check out New York Times bestselling author Michelle Richmond's new release coming in July, The Marriage Pact! I was offered an advanced reading copy and I couldn't put it down. Chilling yet, but at the same time, you might ask yourself, what if?
Here's the blurb on Amazon:
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.
I loved The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond. The story stayed with me long after I read it. Creative, entertaining, dark and well-crafted. The Marriage Pact would make a fantastic big screen film. I'm recommending it to friends so we can talk about it. Any book club would eat this up with interesting discussions. It is full of What If's. Well done Michelle Richmond. Loved it!
If you are looking for a good beach read of What if's, check out my new novel, A Deep Thing by A. K. Smith. Love, Lies, Secrets & Conspiracy. Discover what her husband was hiding in the jungles of Mexico. ( A.K. Smith is available by skype or facetime for a 30 minute discussion at your next book club! Host a book club with the author available to answer questions! ) Email firstname.lastname@example.org it's free and makes a book club come alive!