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Title:The Pact
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Publisher:Avon
ISBN:0061150142
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Number of Pages:512
Category:Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Chick lit

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Pact For eighteen years the Hartes and the Golds have lived next door to each other sharing everything from Chinese food to chicken pox to carpool duty they ve grown so close it seems they have always been a part of each other s lives 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 midnight calls from the hospital come 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

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