Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Michelle Richmond
378 followers -
New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Pact, The Year of Fog, & other novels & story collections
New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Pact, The Year of Fog, & other novels & story collections

378 followers
About
Posts

Post is pinned.Post has attachment
On July 25, 2017, my new psychological thriller, THE MARRIAGE PACT, hits the shelves. Learn more at http://michellerichmond.com

ABOUT THE BOOK:

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense.

“Gripping, thought-provoking, and irresistible.”—Dean Koontz

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple. Alice, once a singer in a well-known rock band, is now a successful lawyer. Jake is a partner in an up-and-coming psychology practice. Their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact.

The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. And most of its rules make sense. Always answer the phone when your spouse calls. Exchange thoughtful gifts monthly. Plan a trip together once per quarter. . . .

Never mention The Pact to anyone.

Alice and Jake are initially seduced by the glamorous parties, the sense of community, their widening social circle of like-minded couples.

And then one of them breaks the rules.

The young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule.

For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

Read an excerpt here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/154077/the-marriage-pact-by-michelle-richmond/

Advance Praise for The Marriage Pact

“Riveting psychological suspense! This book will keep you up all night, while making you second-guess everything you know and everyone you’ve ever loved.”—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Right Behind Yo

“A truly chilling thriller . . . It ranks with The Stepford Wives and Gone Girl as a terrifying look at what it really means to say ‘I do.’”—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Guilty Minds

“The Marriage Pact is a tense, twisting, quirky novel of growing dread—and a love story with a richly imagined relationship between a wife and husband. Michelle Richmond looks with a gimlet eye at our therapy-obsessed culture and wonders if the experts who claim to have all the cures might themselves need therapy.”—Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner

“Michelle Richmond is, simply put, a great storyteller. And The Marriage Pact, without gimmicks or tricks, is a twisting, suspenseful, keep-you-up-all-night thriller. But it’s more than that, too. It’s a deep, insightful, nearly voyeuristic view into modern marriage—what brings us together, what keeps us together, what tears us apart. A smart, engrossing, scary read!”—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter

“A brilliant premise for a novel of psychological suspense, taut plotting, and deft writing, The Marriage Pact shows in gripping detail just what could go wrong when we try too hard to protect the love we cherish most.”—J. P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

PRE-ORDER THE MARRIAGE PACT: http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/154077/
SEE LESS
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
The cover for the French edition of The Marriage Pact, forthcoming in May from Presses de la Cite
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
What's exciting to a longtime fan of Scandinavian noir? I received word last week from my Danish publisher, Klim, that The Marriage Pact has received the 2017 Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, awarded annually to the best crime novel published in Denmark. I'm excited to be traveling to Denmark in March to attend the Horsens Crime Book Festival, which is housed in a former prison, in Denmark in March, and to do media events in Copenhagen.
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
It's official...UK's Richard & Judy Book Club picks for Spring 2018, including Jo Nesbo, Matt Haig, and The Marriage Pact!
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I stopped by Readers Digest UK to share 3 books on my bedside, including memoirs by John le Carre, and Rob Lowe, plus a must-read for Francophiles.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I'm delighted that THE MARRIAGE PACT is included in this list of new thrillers recommended in The New York Times by Marisha Pessl.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
An interview in THE BIG THRILL on The Marriage Pact. We discuss the writers who have influenced me, writing process, and more.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Join me at the book launch party for The Marriage Pact, Tuesday, July 25th, at The Booksmith on Haight Street in San Francisco. We'll have wine, great conversation, and my husband's famous chocolate chip cookies.

I'll be at Kepler's in Menlo Park on August 1, Book Passage Corte Madera on August 2nd, Towne Center Books in Pleasanton on August 3rd, Books Inc. Burlingame on August 9th, and Copperfield's Santa Rosa on August 11th.

The Marriage Pact is a psychological thriller about a worldwide marriage cult. It's an August 2017 Indie Next pick, and it will be rolling out in 27 languages over the next year. I can't wait to share this book with readers!

Learn more at http://michellerichmond.com
Photo
Photo
7/24/17
2 Photos - View album
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
I love this video about the art of debate in French conversation. Come One Francaise has a lot of wonderful, useful videos for anyone who wants to understand and take part in life in France.
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded