Book Review: The Pact by Sharon Bolton

“Let the games begin…”

Set to be released on 27th May, The Pact by Sharon Bolton follows six talented friends who are looking forward to the brightest of futures – until a daredevil game goes horribly wrong, and a woman and two children are killed. Eighteen-year-old Megan takes the blame, leaving the others free to get on with their lives. In return, they each agree to a ‘favour’, payable on her release from prison. Twenty years later, Megan is free.

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My 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Over the past couple of years, I have documented every film that I have watched and reviewed them all using Letterboxd. As a way to motivate myself to read more, I thought I would do the same for what books I have been reading, using Goodreads as a way to set myself a reading challenge every year.

I initially set my target as 25 books this year, but a few things happened that meant I reached this goal quite early on. Firstly, I had a baby, so this meant that I was awake at silly hours with plenty of time to read. Then, there was lockdown. Because of lockdown, I decided to join Bookstagram and NetGalley and get more serious about reviewing books. So now, instead of reading two books at most a month, I’ve been reading up to ten.

I upped my goal to 60 around halfway through the year, and still managed to pass that by reaching 74 books. This year has really rekindled my love of books, and I can’t wait to start 2021 with this new passion.

Here’s how my 2020 challenge went:

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Book Review: The Split by Sharon Bolton

Set to be released in paperback on 29th October, The Split by Sharon Bolton follows Felicity Lloyd who has desperately signed up for an extended research trip working on the remote island of South Georgia. It was her only way to escape. But now Freddie Lloyd is coming for her. He has just got out of prison for murder and is on his way to where Felicity is hiding. And this time, he won’t stop until he finds her. No matter how far you run, some secrets will always catch up with you…

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