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on 26 March 2014
Having enjoyed Bloody Angels I was looking forward to the next in the series, and The Pact doesn’t disappoint. When four girls die at an elite boarding school for the offspring of the rich and famous, Parva Corcoran is drafted in to investigate why a group of seemingly happy teenagers would commit suicide. As she works against a conspiracy of silence, in a suitably creepy school setting, the story’s tension builds to another brilliant twist. Corcoran is a great female lead, exuding cool and calm, and always wearing her Manolo Blahniks – The Pact is perfect for those seeking an introduction to this stylish new detective.
on 29 July 2014
The Pact - A Parva Corocoran Suspense Thriller by John L Probert
Rating **** 3.75/5
The Pact is set in a exclusive Boarding School for girls in the wilds of Wales, St. Miranda's College. Due to some suspicious events and circumstances, Dr Parva Corcoran, a policewoman is sent undercover to investigate.
I won't spoil the plot of the novella as I found the description of the event quite impacting without being gory. It was quite fast paced, spooky and with a number of engaging characters. I particularly liked Parva; well educated but very down to earth. Emily, was quite a personality; interesting and very believable, feisty but slightly immature. The killer, for me, could have done with more depth as could have the final scenes. However, I enjoyed the John L Probert's style, especially the way he ended his chapters which led the reader turning the next page to find what would be unfolding. It was apparent that the Author has a medical background which was well written into the novel.
On the whole, I did enjoy the suspense and humour in The Pact and would continue to read more of John L Probert's works, especially those featuring Parva Corcoran.