Book Reviews of The Pact (Rachel Benjamin, Bk 1)

The Pact (Rachel Benjamin, Bk 1)
The Pact - Rachel Benjamin, Bk 1
Author: Jennifer Sturman
ISBN-13: 9780373250790
ISBN-10: 0373250797
Publication Date: 12/1/2004
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 111 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Pact (Rachel Benjamin, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
It sounds like a good book from the back cover, but it wasn't a story I personally could get into. The plot (what I read of it) seemed oh-so-predictable, and the fact that nobody really cared that Richard died made me not really care, either. And why would I keep reading to find out who did it, if I don't really care that much? This book was just not for me.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great read from a new author, I can't wai to read her next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Liked the story,was good. Plan on reading more from this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even though this chick-lit mystery doesn't supply much in the department of great surprises. The mystery aspect in itself isn't that shocking, but the execution supplies some plausible surprises without coming off as over the top, like the efforts of so many people attempting to write mysteries out there. It did satisfy my need for a good read.

Already you just know that she'll become an amateur sleuth for future novels.

This novel represents what friendship is about...being there when needed, accepting differences, unconditional love, loyalty, sarcasm, and believing her even when she looks guilty. Very enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 1
Outrageoously funny and witty.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book belongs in a new sub-genre that has been showing up latelychicklit mystery. The sassy heroine's voice is fresh and fun. A good read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Be sure to also read the sequel, THE JINX!
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A mystery for anyone who has ever hated a friend's boyfriend.
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Definitely pushing the CL genre. RDI seems to have ventured off it's path of pure CL into mysteries and the like. Fairly decent mystery with intriguing characters.
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Great first in series for a chick lit mystery! Couldn't wait to pick up the next one.
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Enjoyable read.
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Good mystery. Quick and easy story to read and follow. Bet you can't guess who the killer is?!
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fast read, lots of fun mystery, will read the next one for sure
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Great book!! I couldn't wait to start the next one.
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Great quick read. Very entertaining
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A chick lit mystery that doesn't succeed as a chick lit book or a mystery. Very disappointing.
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Rachel Benjamin and her friends aren't looking forward to Emma's wedding. The groom is a rat, and nobody can understand what Emma sees in him. So when he turns up dead on the morning of the ceremony, no one in the wedding party is all that upset. Not even Emma.

Rachel, who had the good fortune to Richard floating facedown in the pool, is feeling as if she's woken up in an Agatha Christie novel. It doesn't help that everyone around her seems to have a motive for murder. So, while the cops detain Emma's family and friends at her isolated Adirondacks compound for the weekend, Rachel, an investment banker by trade, makes like Miss Marple (minus the gray hair and sensible shoes) and does some digging of her own.l Her investigation gets especially tricky when Peter Forrest, the too-good-to-be-true best man, turns out to be both her number-one love interest and her number-one suspect. And Rachel can't help remembering the solemn pact she and her friends made back in college--a promise to rescue each other from bad relationships, using any means required. Has someone taken the pact too far?