The year is 1955. After completing Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Andrea Davies takes a position at a large New York Advertising firm, admittedly there to find a husband and secure a life as a well-to-do, country club socialite. Andrea meets Richard Hayes, one of the firm’s partners. An attraction takes hold. To everyone at the firm, Richard is the powerful yet kind and respectful executive with tragic home life. He appears to be a devoted husband to Margaret, a dangerous “lunatic” who is in and out of psychiatric hospitals. The attraction between Richard and Andrea intensifies and she is promoted to his personal secretary. Richard becomes a domineering and plays cat and mouse with Andrea behind closed doors. When Andrea turns her attention to another marriage prospect, Richard quickly reveals a sinister, unpredictable side. Naive Andrea interprets as unbridled passion, fueling her romantic delusion of “love at any cost.” Andrea becomes increasingly drawn into Richard’s bizarre personal life. She begins to assume the role of his wife and mother of his young daughter. However, a parallel reality continues back at his apartment where his psychotic wife moves in and out of insanity. Both Andrea and Margaret’s sanity are casualties of Richard’s power plays but things are not always as they seem in this Neo-Noir thriller. The Diarist, explores the darker side of the human psyche and the terrifying consequences of indulging in base desires.
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