The Pact Amy Heydenrych #blogtour

About the book

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?

My review

Thank you to Tracy for my invitation to the tour and for Zaffre for my copy of the book in return for a fair and honest review.

I do really enjoy a book that starts with a murder so I was hooked into this story immediately.

The first part of the book is setting the scene and introducing the main characters. Freya and Isla. Freya is just starting her dream job at Atypical but it does not go the way she had hoped and she soon finds out what a toxic environment it really is.

With bullying by female colleagues and men holding power over woman in the workplace. Freya gets drawn into a situation that she may not be able to escape from.

It’s cleverly written and alarming and makes you think about your on line presence and how you can be manipulated because of it.

I quickly read this book and I really liked the workplace setting for the build up and getting to know the characters.

A really great read with a fantastic twist!

About the author

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.