The Diary The Diary

The Diary

A completely addictive psychological thriller

    • 3.8 • 51 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • $2.99

Publisher Description

‘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

Fiction & Literature
November 26
Carmelite House

Customer Reviews

wherethewildreadsare ,

Flew through it

I wouldn’t exactly place this under a “psychological thriller” genre but it was a good story nonetheless! I flew through it! 
I thought the characters were easy to follow and the story flowed well. I thought Patis focused really well on some tough issues in a woman’s life, especially a young woman in high school. It’s a tough time and some of the challenges Lauren faced would have been very hard to overcome. As would some of the challenges the other girls faced. The grief & guilt she feels still ten years later is easily visible on the pages of The Diary. I felt like I truly knew Hannah. 
Very much reminded me of Pretty Little Liars meets 13 Reasons Why. But was a little disappointed with the ending. I wouldn’t exactly say it was a big climax that often occurs with psychological thrillers. But like I said, I probably wouldn't categorize it as such anyways.

Special note: Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for the e-ARC and allowing me the opportunity to read The Diary!!

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