This is my second book written by Nicholas Sparks having read "The Wedding" previously. I really was intrigued for most of the book and then.... Yeah, it follows his same formula of someone dies and a lost love. Why is it that his books are so predictable? Well, because they are. This was a really great story until the last few chapters of the book so I admit that I really enjoyed it till then. The characters were well developed and I felt compassion for their plot in life. I just wish he would have chosen an entirely different ending and it would have made all the difference.
SYNOPSIS by Barnes & Noble
Before Audrey was the baker's wife, she was the pastor's wife. Then a scandalous lie cost her husband a pastoral career. Now the two work side-by-side running a bakery, serving coffee, and baking fresh bread. But the hurt still pulls at Audrey. Driving early one morning to the bakery, Audrey's car strikes something-or someone-at a fog-shrouded intersection. She finds a motor scooter belonging to a local teacher. Blood is everywhere, but there's no trace of a body. Both the scooter and the blood belong to detective Jack Mansfield's wife, and he's certain that Audrey is behind Julie's disappearance. But the case dead-ends and the detective spirals into madness. When he takes her family and some patrons hostage at the bakery, Audrey is left with a soul-damaged ex-con and a cynical teen to solve the mystery. And she'll never manage that unless she taps into something she would rather leave behind-her excruciating ability to feel other's pain.
RATING - 2 STARS - OK