Also by this author: 1st to Die, 2nd Chance, 3rd Degree, The Horsewoman, 4th of July, The 5th Horseman, The 6th Target, 7th Heaven, The 8th Confession, The 9th Judgment
on July 16, 2001
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Buy on Amazon
Beautifully captures the joys of a new family as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.
James Patterson has written a love story!--a powerfully moving and suspenseful novel about families, loss, new love, and hope.
Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He's a writer, a house painter, an original thinker--everything she's imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day, without explanation, he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.
This diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about how she and the boy's father met, about her hopes for marriage and family, and about the unparalleled joy that having a baby has brought into her life. As Katie reads this touching document, it becomes clear that the lover who has just left her is the husband and father in this young family. She reads on, filled with terror and hope, as she struggles to understand what has happened--and whether her new love has a prayer of surviving.
Written with James Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas captures beautifully the joys of a new family as it builds to an overwhelmingly moving climax. This is an unforgettable love story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.
The success of the Alex Cross novels allowed James Patterson to experiment. His previous non-Cross novel, When the Wind Blows, was a sci-fi, the non-Cross novel that followed this one—The Jester—was historical fiction. This one is a simple and sweet romance. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas is told as a story within a story. Katie Wilkinson has recently moved into town and fallen in love. Her romance with Matt is sweet and perfect—proving that Patterson is capable of writing quality romance. But then Matt disappears, leaving only a journal behind. As Katie struggles to grapple with the loss, she finds herself lost in the journal and the story of Matt’s past.
People coming into Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas expecting Patterson’s Alex Cross style will be sorely disappointed. Instead, Patterson imitates Nicholas Sparks and Hallmark Original Movies and delivers a novel that is perhaps predictable, sappy, overly sentimental, and idealistic. But that’s it’s goal. If you’re looking for an easy yet emotional read, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas delivers.