Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

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Book editor Katie is in love with poet, Matt Harrison. He seems to share her feelings, but his refusal to talk about his past makes her suspicious. All she knows is that Matt was once married. One evening, he suddenly ends their relationship, leaving Katie devastated. A few days later, he sends her a notebook that he promises will explain everything. Katie opens the book to find it is the diary that Matt's wife, Suzanne, wrote for their baby son. It tells the story of her love for Matt and Nicholas, and reveals the tragedy that haunts Matt's life today. And Katie realises he needs her to understand his past if she is ever to be a part of his future.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 136 x 203 x 26mm | 410g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269297
  • 9780747269298

About James Patterson

James Patterson has had seven international number one bestsellers in a row. He lives in New York and Florida with his wife and son.show more

Review quote

Nothing wrong with the highly successful James Patterson attempting a change of genre from the fast-paced thriller to the Love Story-style sad romantic novel. But there are problems. Leaving aside that highly ungainly title, Patterson's skills as a storyteller lie in his famously brief chapters (often as short as two pages) that usually end with a cliffhanger of some sort. While that approach works spectacularly well in accelerating tension for his thrillers, it is considerably less effective when applied to what Paterson's publishers describe as a "bittersweet love story". It might also be said the success of Patterson's Alex Cross books is often due to his reluctance to clutter his hero's life with a slew of romantic problems and concentrate instead on adroit plotting - this, after all, is what the author does best. Here, books editor Katie is in love with the poet Matt Harrison. While he initially seems to share her feelings, he refuses to talk about the past and suddenly ends the relationship, causing her deep distress. Then he sends her a notebook that he promises will explain everything. It turns out to be the diary Matt's ex-wife Suzanne wrote for their baby son. While some readers will find the concept heart-tugging, there are also those for whom the saccharine content will be as hard to take as it was in Segal's Love Story.show more

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124,695 ratings
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4 31% (38,385)
3 17% (21,076)
2 4% (5,383)
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