The Twisted Diary

Obsession

Fiction - Womens
670 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Anne Roberts is the author of the Twisted Diary Trilogy. It has been a very enjoyable experience to have written these books, which originally only started out to be one book. I have learnt and appreciated so much about the industry along the way.

I'm sure a lot of whom have been, or are in relationships, will be able to relate to the story.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Twisted Diary: Obsession by Anne Roberts, the second book in a trilogy, is a story of revenge and betrayal. The author has written it in a very unconventional manner, that of a diary format as the title suggests, which makes the plot cogent and plausible to readers. Harrison is madly in love to the extent that he is willing to do anything to get Kate back. Though he thinks he has control over her, the reality is that she has control over him. She plans to use him to her own advantage without making it that obvious to him. This story of mixed emotions will keep readers glued till the very end, waiting to see how the relationship between Kate and Harrison progresses.

The narration is detailed and personal, as one would express oneself while writing a diary. Kate's diary is quite expressive as she speaks about Harrison and her actual intentions of falling in love with him. All the characters add to the vitality and the twisted thoughts that give the plot an edge and make readers anticipate the happenings. The story is fluid and the events in the plot make readers think about Kate's mixed emotions.

The writing style is simple and the diary entries give the story credibility. The manner in which the story is penned, like that of writing a diary, is relatable to readers. The author does a great job in showing how the human mind and emotions work through Kate and Harrison. An exciting story that captures the many sides of a woman.

Valerie Rouse

The Twisted Diary is an interesting story about the romantic relationship between Kate and her beau, Harrison. Kate is head over heels in love with Harrison, but he is not that committed to her. Kate found evidence of his infidelity, however, she plans to stick with him. Harrison’s restaurant business begins to falter. He accumulates enormous debt and squanders his money by gambling incessantly. An available bachelor with millionaire status becomes attracted to Kate, however, she does not feel the same way. She breaks off the friendship as she is truly devoted to Harrison. Kate helps Harrison with his mounting paperwork to try to save the restaurant from ruin.

The Twisted Diary is a very entertaining novel. It is formatted like a daily diary with lots of personalized details. Author Anne Roberts exposes the naked feelings of the main character who is frustrated with her partner. I love the fact that the author allows the reader to experience this range of immense emotions. One can truly identify with the main character. Most of us have been hurt in relationships and can therefore understand and empathize with her. The theme of love conquers all is fully developed in this book. The language used is colloquial and is quite easy to understand. The insertion of text messaging in bold print serves to break the monotony of the regular text and gives the novel a realistic edge. The Twisted Diary is a good read. I recommend it to all readers of romance novels.

Kathryn Bennett

The Twisted Diary: Obsession by Anne Roberts is the second book in a trilogy that has been written in the format of a diary. Harrison wants Kate back and he will surrender to the terms that she wants. However, Kate is waiting for him to sabotage things, as seems to be his habit, so of course she has him under the microscope as it were. Harrison can't live without Kate and he is sure that he is in control, but Kate is setting him up to fall hard so that she can use the relationship to her advantage and hurt him.

I didn't read the first book in this series but now that I have read this book, I know I need to go back and read the first one. The format of this book is very interesting. I have never read one in a true diary format and I loved that fact. Seeing things directly from the character's point of view is interesting. I also know that Kate is probably someone that I would hate in real life; how she uses Harrison for what she wants and plays with his emotions is not cool. However, that is what makes the story so good - the evilness of it and the give and take of the drama. This is a very intense book that goes back and forth a lot and has some interesting turns, really making you think about relationships. If you want an interesting book in an unusual format, this one is for you.