I received this free from the publishers via NetGalley
Allie feels betrayed and hurt when her sister commits suicide, but not only because she misses her but because they made a pact that they would always be together, whether that be in life or death, and Allie broke that promise. As Allie delves into her sister’s death, secrets start to surface and she finds answers to her questions.
The Sister Pact attempts to deal with mental issues but it really does lack clarity in terms of how characters deal with these issues, and due to lack of character development or depth, it is hard to get a glimpse into Allie and how she thinks. It is a story of self-destruction, but I just don’t think it handled the subject very well, it seemed too glossed over, especially when dealing with subjects such as suicide and drug abuse.
There were a lot of drugs in The Sister Pact, a little too much for me, even after the death of Leah from drugs, Leah’s boyfriend were handing Allie drugs after and even her own mother.
The plot and pace itself was repetitive and slow and the characters were not remarkably memorable, some of who were bland and had little depth to them. Overall, a dark and toxic novel about suicide, drug abuse and mental illness, but not one I would personally recommend.
MY RATING: ★★☆☆☆