The Pact by Amy Heydenrych @AmyHeydenrych @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #blogtour #bookreview #ThePact

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Wooooo hoooooo it’s the weekend! Are you looking for a brand sparkly new book to read? Well look no further!!! I’m thrilled to be welcoming the blog tour for Amy Heydenrych’s The Pact to town.

Big thanks to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for inviting me on the blog tour and to Zaffre Books for my e-copy of The Pact that I received through Netgalley.

The Blurb

What if a prank leads to murder?

When Freya arrives at her dream job with the city’s hottest start-up, she can’t wait to begin a new and exciting life, including dating her new colleague Jay.

However, Nicole, Jay’s ex and fellow employee, seems intent on making her life a misery. After a big deadline, where Nicole continually picks on her, Freya snaps and tells Jay about the bullying and together they concoct a revenge prank.

The next morning, Nicole is found dead in her apartment . . .

Is this just a prank gone wrong? Or does Freya know someone who is capable of murder – and could she be next?

What Did I Think?

Starting a new job is nerve wrecking to say the least especially your first job. So turning up and in your first week, the office dream boat is chatting you up and someone takes an instant dislike to you because of that…it’s a mixed start…. could it possibly get worse for Freya?

The Pact plays out both from Freya’s first day and from Nicole’s death with the odd chapter about how Freya met her four besties. As the story jumps around, I got a true sense of the persecution that was afoot. Nicole is a nasty piece of work, a total biatch to the new starter! But in the new world post Nicole, things are far from easy. This is a story of bullying to the extreme and maybe from the grave!

The climax is brilliant, I thought I knew exactly what was going on, suspect sorted and everything but then boom Heydenrych throws a curve ball which I did not see coming. Bejeezus!! Just WOW!!

The Pact is an extremely tense read. Each page I turned, I could feel the thread of tension getting tighter and tight. This is a fabulous psychological thriller pact with attention seeking (and grabbing) tension. If you like your psych-thrillers, you need to get your grubby mitts on The Pact!

Who Is Amy Heydenrych?


Amy Heydenrych is a writer and book blogger based in South Africa. She has been shortlisted twice for the acclaimed Miles Morland African Writing Scholarship. Her short stories and poems have published in multiple anthologies including Brittle Paper, The Kalahari Review and the Short Sharp Stories anthologies. When she is not writing her own fiction, she ghost-writes books and columns for global tech and financial companies.