The Diary: A completely addictive psychological thriller

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‘OMG… It’s phenomenal… I couldn't put it down – I read it in a single day!... An unmissable read!’ MoMo Book Diary, 5 stars

 

Your sister is gone, but she left a diary. Now someone knows your secrets…

 

Lauren has spent years running away from her home town, her childhood and the memories of her stepsister and best friend, Hannah.

 

Until Lauren’s father begs her to return home for the tenth anniversary of Hannah’s death. It should be a quick visit, just so Lauren can pay her respects, but Hitchin is a small town and it’s not long before she’ll have to see the friends she abandoned: the beautiful, confident young girls who once meant everything to her.

 

Just when Lauren thinks she might be getting closure, she finds Hannah’s old diary. A diary full of secrets. The terrible things Lauren did, the lies she’s told, the reason she ran away. And she receives a message:

 

‘I don’t know why you’re back, but I know why you left.’  

 

But no-one else has seen the diary, and Hannah’s dead, isn’t she?

 

A compelling and suspenseful psychological thriller about the secrets we share with the people we think we can trust. Perfect for fans of The Sister, The Girl on the Train and We Were Liars.

 

What readers are saying about The Diary:

 

‘Incredible… from the very first page I knew I was going to love it. I was gripped immediately… I couldn't stop reading… You're on an emotional rollercoaster from beginning to end. Heart-breaking, stressful, dark, twisty and so secretive. Brilliant book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

I loved this so much and couldn’t put it down!... This book was Gossip Girl, Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars and a dash of Cruel Intentions all packed into one.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

Incredible… one of my favourite reads. Yes, I will be reading this one again, and again… I could almost feel the words piercing through my heart, and hitting me right in the feels… I wanted to read more!!... You have set the bar high, now hurry up and bring out your next book!!Little Old Ginger Me, 5 stars

 

Ooooooh boy, this is so addictive, very, very, very… Wow… Just wow. This is really, really good… a mesmerising, very well-written debut thriller that had me hooked in from the first page.’ Nicki’s Life of Crime, 5 stars

 

A fast-paced psychological thriller that you will not want to put down, I know I didn’t!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a well-constructed plot with realistic and believable characters! Will leave you completely fulfilled with a flawless ending!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘A haunting FIVE-star book! I loved this so much and couldn’t put it down! Wow, so many secrets, lies, games, deception… So dark, so deep and everyone trying to keep their secrets hidden.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book left me awestruck. Wow!... Twisty and taut, dark and sad, it engaged from page one to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘To say this book was thrilling and addictive, would be an understatement. I read 75% of this book in one day because I just couldn't put it down… Don't be upset when your day has gone by because you won't be able to put this book down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘An intense, fast-paced thriller with lots of mystery!... I would absolutely recommend this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

A real page-turner from the start. I was desperate to uncover the secrets The Diary held… the twists in the book are emotionally charged and unpredictable. I loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘As soon as I started this book I couldn't put it down! There were parts that I didn't see coming, with an ending that wowed! I would recommend The Diary to anyone who loves a good thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

Hooked me right away… The pages practically turn on their own.’ All the Good Books

 

I could not put it down! The plot draws you in and keeps you guessing the whole way along. You think you see something as a clue and have an idea of what's happening and then it just doesn't unfold that way!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

Heart-tugging lies and deceit… Can’t wait to read more from this author…  This book made me cry.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely fell in love with this book and all of the crazy twist and turns with each page I read. I really could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer

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Bookouture
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Published on
Nov 26, 2018
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Pages
328
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ISBN
9781786815637
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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