Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas
by: James Patterson
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st, 2003 by Warner Vision
Katie Wilkinson has found the perfect man at last—but one day he disappears from her life, leaving behind only a diary for her to read.
The diary is written by a woman named Suzanne and is addressed to her new baby boy, Nicholas. In it she pours out her heart about the joy he has brought her. As Katie reads this moving story, she realizes that the man she's fallen in love with is Suzanne's husband, Nicholas's father. She reads on, filled with terror and hope as she struggles to understand what happened—and whether her new love can survive.
Written with Patterson's perfect pitch for emotion and suspense, this novel captures beautifully the joys of a new family. This is an unforgettable story, at once heartbreaking and full of hope.
First Line: "Katie Wilkinson sat in warm bathwater in the weird but wonderful old –fashioned porcelain tub in her New York apartment."
Favorite Line: “We is always better than I” page 110
Boy does James Patterson have a way with words. Mystery/Thriller or dramatic/romance, James Patterson can keep you tied to any story. Katie comes to you as a jilted lover, whose boyfriend just ups and leaves without explanation. You feel for her loss. Matthew is the guy who you first hate, and then as the story unfolds wish every man was just like him. Then the diary comes in, a character all in itself. It is filled with so many emotions, that sometimes you just don’t know whether to laugh or cry.
I finished this book cover to cover in a day. It grabbed me full force three pages in and my heart was filled with every kind of emotion. James Patterson had a way with picking you up and throwing in the midst of all the tender moments, the unthinkable moments, and even the moments you wish were yours. There are those stories you will just never forget and this for me is one of those stories!
Until next time... Happy Reading!