Where does a story truly begin? In life, there are seldom clear-cut beginnings, those moments when we can, in looking back, say that everything started. I'm not sure why I feel compelled to tell my story in the first place. What can be achieved by unearthing the past? But I know I must try to tell it, if for no other reason than to finally put this all behind me. This is, above all, a love story, and like so many love stories, it is rooted in tragedy. At the same time, it is also a story of forgiveness. And it is my story as well. I, too, played a role in all that happened -From A BEND IN THE ROAD Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina, he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice. Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second-grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other....soon they are falling in love. But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe inincluding their love.
edina (USA) (2008/02/21): I'll give you my honest opinion on this book......I LOVED IT! This book was so good that I could'nt put it down it was totally a page turner. Basically its a must read.
siobhan (Ireland) (2008/11/09): My first book to read by this author. It's not my usual type of reading choice but have to admit I thoroughly enjoyed it and look froward to reading more Sparks novels
Iris (Philippines) (2010/06/02): I had expected it to be all out on romance but this one's different from the Nicholas Sparks novels I've read. Mixed with both romance and suspense, it's also a delight for me to know it's a bit on the criminal investigation side. If you're fan of police investigations and mysteries, surely you'd want to consider reading this book.
teresa (USA: PA) (2011/04/06): I like the suspense in this book. A nice change for Nicholas Sparks.
sar (USA: OH) (2011/05/14): I agree with all of the reviews. Nicholas Sparks did a wonderful job with this book. Wonderful love story, and suspence, that will keep you reading into the night, until you reach the last page.