Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial-killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment!
Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.
As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems.
A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl.
A short while ago I read and reviewed a phenomenal book from an equally remarkable author called Behind the Door which is written by the talented author, A. Gavazzoni. Behind the Door was a thrilling, sexy, psychological thriller that takes readers on a shocking but exciting journey in which troubling sexual behaviors and crime are explored. My verdict for Behind the Door was that the novel is thrilling and not to be missed and so upon finishing it I knew I had to read and review the sequel for you lovely readers! Lara’s Journal is book two in Gavazzoni’s series and wow, what a brilliant book! Lara’s Journal is a fascinating novel that entertained as well as intrigued me from the very start. Many readers turn to literature to read about events that are not commonly discussed and get lost in another person’s world for reading pleasure, and personally, I think that Lara’s Journal is the perfect read for those that want this. From beginning to end I was engrossed by the psychological thriller aspects and of course the exceptional writing courtesy of A. Gavazzoni. If you are a reader who is looking to get lost in a dramatic, thrilling and memorable novel, then Lara’s Journal is for you! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read my review to learn more about this sensational book.
Lara’s Journal is book two in the series and the sequel to Behind the Door, and because the first and second book is so exceptional I do not want to spoil it for you book lovers so I am going to be careful with my words! Firstly I am going to give you readers a recap of book one Behind the Door, well, actually I am just going to copy and paste a snippet from my review of Behind the Door, here it is:
Behind the Door follows the esteemed protagonist of the novel, Simone, ‘a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior.’ Simone has a large clientele thanks to her many years of work; Simone’s clientele includes women and men from all backgrounds and from many age groups, and her goal is to help and treat their sexual behavioral issues which are very far from the norm! Simone has received great recognition for her work and the help she provides, after all, Simone is a professor so when she is asked by a savvy defense attorney, Carl, to help with a case he is working on she agrees and throws herself into it. Little does she know that the case she investigates will be unlike anything she has witnessed before. The case in question revolves around Manhattan lawyer whose ‘partner’ Lara dies during a sex game of theirs. Carl is trying to prove that the death was accidental and in no way murder and so Simone must investigate the presumed murderer and analyze his side of the story… word for word. Behind the Door, however, is a multi-layered novel and the criminal investigation is not the only focus in the book. Instead, the reader will also follow Simone as she continues her work, helping and treating those with troubling sexual disorders and all of this happens while a terrifying, deadly spree of killings are occurring that involve the torture and murder of women. Are these events intertwined? Separate? Read the thrilling and fascinating book and be taken on the journey to find out!
Now book lovers, how exceptional does Behind the Door sound?! I loved the book so much, and so I was desperate to get my hands on book two. In book two Lara’s Journal, the reader will once again be reunited with the protagonist of the novel, Simone and this time she is not herself thanks to the trauma she encountered in the first book thanks to the serial killer kidnapper who played games with her. However, Simone won’t be able to relax for long because she is once again pulled into a deep case and this time she is hired to analyze Lara’s journal which will bring to light many truths and this book lovers is the premise of Lara’s Journal.
The story of Lara’s Journal was everything I wanted it to be and more. There are many positive reviews for Lara’s Journal online, so of course, I got my hopes up! Besides, I always know when a book will be incredible, and now that I have finished reading Lara’s Journal I can happily write that it was more than just incredible… it was exceptional! From beginning to end book lovers, I was hooked by the razor-sharp prose, fast-paced narrative and dramatic plot development that had me on tenterhooks from beginning to end.
When I read Lara’s Journal, I was able to visualize every moment in my mind thanks to the excellent plot development and descriptions courtesy of A. Gavazonni. The book will play out in readers minds like a movie, and although this may not sound true it is book lovers, and you will have to read the novel to find out why I think this!
A. Gavazzonni is an author whose literature I admire; one quality I admire about Gavazzoni is the fact that she is brazen with her writing. A lot of authors shy away from sex in literature, so I applaud Gavazzoni for being brave and writing a sensational book on a somewhat taboo subject because the book explores sexual disorders. This shows us readers that Gavazzoni is a risk taker and an author who is prepared to take risks for the pleasure and entertainment of her readers; this is a quality I admire in an author, so it is safe to say that Gavazzoni will always have a reader in me now!
Not only is Gavazzoni a phenomenal author for being bold with her literature but she also is thanks to the creation of her unique story and her development of it that flowed beautifully throughout. The story is most undoubtedly unique thanks to the events that unfold, but it is also breathtaking as well as entertaining. Gavazzoni ensures from beginning to end that her readers are entertained, and she does this by lacing twists and turns throughout her book as well as shocking her readers with her daring literature.
Overall Lara’s Journal is a superb, dramatic, thrilling novel that captivated me for hours on end and so, I have no choice but to award this stellar read five stars! So please, if you are looking for a thrilling novel then have a read of Lara’s Journal, you will not regret it!
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