The Diary by Vikki Patis

Best friends. Better liars.  

A completely addictive psychological thriller

‘I know all your secrets, Lauren.’

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

Until the tenth anniversary of Hannah’s death forces her to return home and to the group of friends she abandoned there. It should be a quick visit, just so Lauren can pay her respects.

At home, Lauren 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 suspenseful psychological thriller full of twists and turns – you won’t be able to stop turning the pages of The Diary. Perfect for fans of The Sister, The Girl on the Train and We Were Liars.


OMG I can’t believe this is a debut novel…. It is phenomenal. As the cover says it is a completely addictive psychological thriller!

The events may take place over a few days and much of that time is also spent remembering school days and the teenage issues the characters had to deal with but OMG I couldn’t put it down – I read it in a single day!

The author writes such a gripping story that I found myself reading so fast with one eye on the percentage at the bottom of my ereader so that I knew I still had lots to uncover. There is nothing worse than getting into a gripping thriller to find the author wraps up the ending too quickly….. Vikki Patis does not do this.

Vikki has paced this book perfectly and keeps you guessing with many twists and turns throughout the book.  There are so many secrets uncovered – but are they all true? and what secrets are yet to be uncovered?  who knows enough about everyone to be sending them messages……

Unmissable read!

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Vikki Patis for the opportunity to read and review this novel prior to publication.


  • TITLE: The Diary
  • AUTHOR: Vikki Patis
  • PUBLISHER: Bookouture
  • PUBLICATION DATE: 26 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786815637
  • FORMAT: ebook
  • LENGTH: 299 pages


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Vikki Patis is an author and blogger, as well as an avid reader and book reviewer. When she isn’t working as a Regulatory Affairs Manager, she can usually be found drinking tea, baking cakes, or taking walks in the Hertfordshire countryside. She lives with her partner and two cats.

You can interact with Vikki Patis on websiteTwitterFacebookGoodreads, Instagram and Amazon

One response to “The Diary by Vikki Patis”

  1. This sounds really good… it’s also similar plot to the psych thriller I’m writing and even one of the character’s names is the same! Has the author been into my head?!
    I will add to my TBR 🙂


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