The main characters of this high suspense novel are Suzanne, Matt Harrison, and Kate. Kate is Matt’s current girlfriend of one year, and Suzanne is Matt’s wife from another time in his life, and Nicholas is the son of Matt and Suzanne.
The story is presented in a unique format. The book begins by discussing Matt and Kate’s great relationship that is on the verge of becoming an engagement. Everything is going well, and then Matt mysteriously cuts their relationship off, and disappears.
A few days later, Kate receives a package that contains a diary that Suzanne has written to Nicholas. Matt asks Kate in a letter to read the diary in an attempt to explain to Kate why he has been so super secret about his past.
And, this is where the book begins to get very interesting. Suzanne’s diary details her meeting Matt, moving to Martha’s Vineyard, getting married to Matt, delivering Nicholas etc… Its a detailed and very emotional account of Suzanne and Matt’s life together.
The book goes back and forth from Kate reading the diary to Kate’s state of mind as she reacts to the contents of the diary.
This is a page turner, for sure. I could not wait to find out the secret. Patterson is an incredible storyteller. As the reader, you are just dying to know what is going to happen next. I finished this book in two days, creating time in my day so I could finish it.
I really can’t say anything more without divulging too much. All I can say is, if you’re in the mood for a sweet love story, high drama, and much suspense, this is the book for you.
Its a super quick read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You might need some tissues toward the end, so be prepared.
On another note, I’ve discussed James Patterson before in my post about his organization, Read Kiddo Read, focused on promoting the love of reading to young children. Read Kiddo Read provides a thorough list of exciting books that hopefully will capture kids’ attention with incredibly adventurous and captivating stories.