Diary, Paperback Book
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Diary takes the form of a 'coma diary' kept by one Misty Tracy Wilmot as her husband lies senseless in hospital after a suicide attempt.

Once she was an art student dreaming of creativity and freedom; now, after marrying Peter at art school and being brought back to once quaint, now tourist-overrun Waytansea Island, she's been reduced to the condition of a resort hotel maid.

Peter, it turns out, has been hiding rooms in houses he's refurbished and scrawling vile messages all over the walls.

Angry homeowners are suing, and Misty's dreams of artistic greatness are in ashes.

But then, as if possessed by the spirit of Maura Kinkaid, a fabled Waytansea artist of the nineteenth century, Misty begins painting again, compulsively.

The canvases are taken away by her mother-in-law and her doctor, who seem to have a plan for Misty - and for all those annoying tourists...


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Misty Wilmot struggles to survive and stay sane as her deadbeat husband Peter lies in a coma. Her Mother-in-law, meanwhile, is keeping a diary on Misty’s behalf – one that tells her of the future as well as her past. Do the residents of Waytansa Island have more sinister plans in store? More hugely entertaining nihilism from the author of Fight Club and Lullaby.

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this book was good at parts boring at the others. I had no idea what was going on until the last 100 pages however these pages make reading the whole book worthwhile. another great suspensful novel from chuck!

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