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The Pact (1998) is the fifth novel by the American author Jodi Picoult about a possible suicide pact between two teenage lovers, and the journey that one must take after losing a loved one. Structure The Pact does not have traditional numbered chapters. The novel alternates between a series of present-day occurrences, labelled as "Now", and past events, labelled as "Then", which provides context to the relationships of the characters and the story line. Each segment of the novel contains a different character's perspective, while being narrated in the third person. The interplay between past and present throughout the story leads to a climactic revelation that provides an answer to the "who done it" mystery. Plot In the fall of 1979, the Golds, consisting of a recently pregnant Melanie Gold and her husband Michael Gold, moved into the small town of Bainbridge, New Hampshire. They moved in next door to the Hartes, another coincidentally pregnant couple, and through their shared interests, the women, Gus Harte and Melanie Gold, began to forge a lasting friendship. Their husbands, James Harte and Michael Gold would follow suit and the families would soon raise their firstborns together. From the moment they were delivered from the womb it seemed that Emily Gold and Chris Harte were destined to be together, and their parents certainly hoped that to be the case. By the time Chris and Emily were teenagers it was easy for them to develop feelings for each other and before they knew it they were dating. Everything seemed perfect, until a 3 a.m. telephone call to both family homes sent them running to the hospital. Chris and Emily had been found at the carousel where Chris worked, he was unconscious with an open head wound, and she had a gun shot to the head from a gun Chris' father owned. Emily was later pronounced dead in the emergency room When a detective comes looking for Chris to answer questions about Emily's death, he learns that he is the main suspect in her death, which is being investigated as a homicide. However, Chris claims that he and Emily made a suicide pact, and he had fallen unconscious before he had the chance to end his own life as well. When a grieving Melanie caught wind of this, she is relieved to have the finger turned away from herself after struggling to believe she had not seen Emily's suicidal tendencies. Melanie focused all her anger at her daughter's premature death on making sure that her murderer (i.e. Chris) paid for his crime. Meanwhile, her husband, Michael, did not believe that Chris could have done such a thing after seeing the way he treated her with such care while they were friends and subsequently in a relationship together. Michael considers the possibility that his daughter may have kept more from him than he had thought. With mounting evidence against him, and an autopsy report that revealed that Emily had been several weeks pregnant at the time of her death, the state of New Hampshire had enough evidence to arrest Chris. He was soon after charged with first-degree murder. During this time, Chris met his lawyer, Jordan McAfee, who would deny him of revealing the truth about the night of Emily's death because to McAfee the only truth that mattered was the one that was most likely to help his client. Due to the severity of the charge, Chris is placed to jail without bail until the trail, which would be several months away. When Melanie Gold comes across a hidden diary belonging to Emily that contains proof that Chris had not known about the baby because she had not told him, she destroys the book in a fire. Meanwhile, Michael Gold agrees to take the stand as a witness for the defense after his convictions would not allow him to believe that Chris was guilty. During the trial, it is revealed that Emily had been molested as a young girl and kept it to herself for the remainder of her life. Emily also feared that her pregnancy at such a young age would ruin her reputation and her ability to meet the expectations that she had set for herself in her youth. It is further revealed that Emily loved Chris like a brother not as a boyfriend and future husband. She felt her pregnancy would trap her into a potential marriage and forever tie her to Chris which she did not want. Emily secretly attempted to get an abortion, but she backed out at the last minute when a male doctor inadvertently gave her a flashback to her assault as a child. Feeling like she has no way out from her situation and from the self-deprecating thoughts in her head she begins to contemplate suicide as her only option. Chris' trial begins and it appears as though McAfee could give his client a fighting chance with the jury. It is up to Chris' last witness, Gus Harte, his mother, to speak for her son's behalf, but she cannot find it in herself to remain composed after her visit with Chris the previous night, when he angrily told her that he had in fact shot Emily. In a last minute decision Chris requests his mother's removal as a defense witness, and instead wishes to testify on his own behalf. Much to his lawyer's dismay Chris takes the stand and tells the truth about what happened the night of Emily's death. He begins telling the story a few weeks before that fateful night when Emily first told him she wanted to die by suicide, and he had dismissed her statement, but then she bought it up again and he could not ignore it any longer. Chris explains that at first he wanted to tell someone, but quickly realized he would be betraying Emily's trust, and that the burden of saving her fell onto him alone. In order to maintain Emily's trust, he plays along with her plan and brings his father's gun loaded upon her request to the carousel that held so much sentimental value for them. After basking in each other's presence for some time, Emily lifted the gun to her head and found that she was too scared to do it on her own so she begged Chris to do it for her. In that moment he felt the pain that she was trying so hard to escape from and knew that he would do anything for her. Chris held the gun to Emily's head and could not find the strength to shoot her. He felt the pressure of Emily's hand over his own on the trigger and then a shot was fired. From Chris' account it was clear he was not sure if he truly had pulled the trigger or if Emily's hand had pushed his fingers onto it. Jordan McAfee continues to question Chris after his confession, and pressed him to remember exactly who had pulled the trigger, until Chris finally admitted that he could not definitively say who had ultimately fired the gun. The jury had reached a verdict, and neither McAfee nor anyone else supporting Chris thought there was much hope of the decision being in his favor after his confession on the stand. However, in a surprising turn of events the jury found Chris not guilty. Since the end of the trial, life went on for both the Hartes and the Golds, but neither were the same after what had happened, n.... Discover the Marie Harte popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Marie Harte books.

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Brené BrownNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Agatha ChristieJuly 5, 2005$2.99

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Colleen HooverAugust 5, 2014$10.99

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Hervé Le Tellier & Adriana HunterNovember 23, 2021$10.99

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Jeffery DeaverNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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James PattersonNovember 22, 2021$14.99

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Kayleigh McEnanyDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Ernest HemingwayJuly 25, 2002$1.99

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Laura DaveMay 4, 2021$13.99

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Colleen HooverOctober 5, 2021$7.99

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Scarlett St. ClairNovember 30, 2021$6.99

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David BaldacciNovember 16, 2021$14.99

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Lisa HardingDecember 7, 2021$13.99

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Kathleen BrooksDecember 7, 2021$2.99

A traitor, a love taken, a family destroyed all for power. A masquerade hiding evil has been in place too long. It’s time to reveal who is under the mask.  The human residents of Moon...

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Lauren FoxFebruary 2, 2021$2.99

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Cherise SinclairDecember 7, 2021$5.99

She survived. Kit survived her abusive husband. Survived imprisonment and beatings from the Patriot Zealots. Now free and healing, she can make a new life for herself and her son…except he...

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Rebecca ZanettiDecember 7, 2021$9.99

From award-winning author Rebecca Zanetti comes the newest wildly thrilling Dark Protectors novel with an immortal hero to die for.   First comes danger  . . . When Vampire-De...

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Nicholas SparksSeptember 28, 2021$14.99

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Nora RobertsNovember 23, 2021$14.99

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Kate CarlisleDecember 7, 2021$8.99

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Robert F. KennedyNovember 16, 2021$2.99

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Kate AtkinsonOctober 15, 2007$0.99

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Ken FollettNovember 9, 2021$15.99

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Jodi PicoultNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Ted BellDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Nick PetrieJanuary 12, 2021$1.99

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Chelle BlissJune 2, 2020$0.99

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Miranda DevineNovember 30, 2021$14.99

As seen on  Tucker Carlson Tonight !   The inside story of the laptop that exposed the president’s dirtiest secret. When a drug-addled Hunter Biden abandoned his waterlogged comp...

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James S. A. CoreyNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Amanda GormanDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Benedict JackaDecember 7, 2021$8.99

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Michael ConnellyNovember 9, 2021$14.99

“A masterpiece”—LAPD detective Renée Ballard must join forces with Harry Bosch to find justice in a city scarred by fear and social unrest after a methodical killer strikes on Ne...

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Colleen HooverAugust 2, 2016$11.99

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Blanka LipińskaDecember 7, 2021$11.99

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Tessa BaileyOctober 19, 2021$4.99

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Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone

Diana GabaldonNovember 23, 2021$15.99

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Lee Child & Andrew ChildOctober 26, 2021$14.99

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John GrishamOctober 19, 2021$14.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Investigator Lacy Stoltz follows the trail of a serial killer, and closes in on a shocking suspect—a sitting judge—in “one of the best crime reads of ...

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Death of a Perfect Wife

M.C. BeatonJune 1, 2012$0.99

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Liliana HartDecember 7, 2021$7.99

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Ali HazelwoodSeptember 14, 2021$9.99

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My Bad Decisions

Carrie Ann RyanDecember 7, 2021$4.99

The first time he kissed me, we kept it a secret. Tanner and I have been at each other’s throats ever since. The second time he kissed me, I told myself not to fall. I should have known so...

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Kathy ReichsNovember 1, 2016$1.99

A collection of pulse-pounding tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—including the untold story of her first case! This ebook edition contains a special preview of Kat...

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LeAnn AshersDecember 7, 2021$3.99

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Madeline MartinApril 6, 2021$2.99

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Bernard CornwellDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Patricia CornwellNovember 30, 2021$14.99

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Brian Andrews & Jeffrey WilsonDecember 7, 2021$14.99

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Amor TowlesOctober 5, 2021$14.99

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