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A Review "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" by James Patterson

Updated on August 20, 2017

Triangle of Love

Author James Patterson has always provided mystery and intrigue when presenting his novels. "Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas" performs no differently. Even though a love story, and a not a murder mystery, Patterson keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout this entire, emotional triangle of love. Once you begin this work by Patterson, you will not want to put down this “read in one night” novel until you find out its ending. I, myself have read this novel more than once.

You will have chills up and down your spine as you turn every page, due to the intensity of the suspense this story provides you, as you follow Suzanne’s message to her son Nicholas.

Four main characters hold our attention. Matt, the man who loves two women in his life, as well as his young son Nicholas. Karen who is Matts girlfriend, who he unexpectedly walks away from with no explanation. Suzanne, the mother of Nicholas and Matt's wife who he is undoubtedly crazy about and of course Nicholas, the boy that the diary is written to.

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Suspense from the First Page

As you begin the book, it will reveal that Matt has a secret, a secret that Karen couldn't understand. Rising suspense is the framework of this novel and with the turn of the first page you will feel connected to these two women. You will feel compassion for them do to Matt's deception and will embrace them until the very last word.

You will also feel confused about how you feel about the man, Matt, that undoubtedly adores the two women in his life and wonder why he has kept this secret from Karen and caused so her so much pain.

Matt leaves the diary with Karen hopefully to help her understand why he had to leave. As she reads the diary she becomes torn as to her feelings about everything in her life. She questions Matts love, finds a connection with Suzanne, and can not help but have caring emotions for their son Nicholas, the boy that the diary is written to.

As the story unfolds you ask yourself why he has done this to Karen as she is the one that reads what Suzanne has written to her baby boy while carrying him during her pregnancy up to his 1st birthday.

Two women in love with the same man. Matt the man of mystery shows unconditional love for the two women and because of this triangle of love, you want to continue and read every word to unfold the great mystery that the diary holds and in the end unlock the door to the answer.

This phenomenal novel turned into a movie, will keep you on the edge of your seat. And yes you will need the tissues for this one, there is not doubt. But remember, no peeking at the movie, this book has to be read before you see it.

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      Catherine Spinola 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks for your positive interest Redberry Sky. This James Patterson's novel keeps you reading until the very last word... Hope you like it..!!

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      Redberry Sky 5 years ago

      Ooh, CatsPage, this sounds intriguing, and I *have been casting around for a novel to read, cheers for the great write-up, I think I'll get it from the bookshop tomorrow :)

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      Catherine Spinola 5 years ago from New Jersey, USA

      Thanks for the positive feedback.. Giblin..!!

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      GiblinGirl 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I remember reading this book a while back. It's what got me started on reading Nicholas Sparks novels. Great review.