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3.99995309275127 out of 53.99995309275127 out of 53.99995309275127 out of 53.99995309275127 out of 53.99995309275127 out of 5 4.00 (63,956 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Patterson Narrator: Becky Ann Baker Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Katie Wilkinson has found her perfect man at last. He’s everything she imagined she wanted in a partner. But one day he disappears from her life without explanation, leaving only a diary behind for her to read.

The diary is a love letter written by a new mother named Suzanne for her baby son, Nicholas. As Katie reads the touching letter, it becomes clear 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 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In an unusual departure, James Patterson gives us a quiet fable of love, loss, and healing.”

    Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “A love story as suspenseful as any thriller.”


  • “[Patterson’s] trademark feel for suspense is very much at work in this poignant and moving tale. It’s a showcase example of his versatility as a writer and will undoubtedly add to his ever-growing legion of dedicated fans.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Talk about a change of pace! Renowned suspense writer and Edgar Award winner James Patterson, author of such bestsellers-turned-blockbuster-movies as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls, exposes his sensitive side in his new novel, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “So how good is the novel? Good enough to lightly pluck the heartstrings and to impress with its craft and its calculation…Patterson sustains suspense through clever plotting and by Katie’s wondering about the fate of Suzanne and Nicholas; what’s finally revealed pushes her, and the novel, to a bittersweet conclusion. Patterson is one smart author (here, he dazzles with his use of refrains, stories-within-stories, and romance novel tropes); this jump into another genre won’t hurt his reputation as a master of popular lit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “For sheer genre-crossing audacity, you might think nothing could outdo John Grisham’s season on a Mississippi farm (A Painted House) until you read this relentlessly throat-clutching love story from thrillermeister Patterson…Patterson can keep the pot boiling even without the help of Alex Cross and a high body count…A moving, and fast-moving, fable.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Patterson’s latest novel is a departure from the thrillers he is known for, but his fans will be pleased to find fast-paced suspense in this love story…Though there’s not a murder to be found among the pages, Patterson’s fans will find the familiar short chapters and surprising twists that they’ve come to expect from him, while those just looking for a good love story will find it here, too.”


  • “I am not going to suggest that Patterson’s usual readers will enjoy this venture; fans of romance novels, however, should pick it up and read without fear. Their adventurous action will be more than rewarded.”


  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mary | 5/27/2016

    " If you like contrived ridiculous hallmark movies then this is the story for you. It was so predictable and the reader sounded like she should be reading children's books. If I heard "Isn't it lucky?" one more time I was going to scream. This author needs to go back to school and learn how to write. No depth just filler and drivel. What I hated the most is how the path is cleared for Mrs. number 2 and the great love of his life was so easily replaced by instant replacements! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Allison | 2/18/2014

    " Again, one of my favorite books! The most shocking ending to a book I have ever read! I LOVE THIS BOOK! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lorraine Wagner | 2/14/2014

    " Tear jerker. Prefer the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club and Michael Bennett series. It was still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Maz | 2/14/2014

    " Is it just me or this book is lonely all the way? I mean, it was depressing and unfair what happened to Suzanne and Nick. And that idea that Suzanne actually left written memoirs made it harder for Matt to blow off the embers of this rather melancholic event. "

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