"The Pact" was written by author Jodi Picoult, an American award-winning noverlist. It tells the story of Chris and Emily, two childhood friends who ultimately fall in love in their teenage years.
When Emily was shot dead, Chris claims they had made a suicide pact and admits to shooting her in the head. The police arrest him and he is put to trial for Emily's murder. Their families are torn apart by the grief of losing Emily and seeing Chris face charges of her murder.
The book is structured in such a way that alternate chapters deal witheither 'now' or 'then'. This way the reader gets to know Emily's character even after her death.