A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks


How I Read It: Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 5/31/19-6/2/19

I have sat there with the cursor blinking at me, trying to put into words what I am thinking. For someone that may be unaccustomed to the way Nicholas Sparks writes, this book may have had a sense of “thriller” vibes. However, for someone who has read a few of his novels (or honestly, if you have seen his movies), then you already knew what was going to happen. Sadly, even though I know I have already read this book, I truly didn’t even remember the storyline because it was that unmemorable.

This book follows Miles Ryan, a deputy sheriff with an 8-year-old son, Jonah, and is a widower. His wife, Missy, died in a hit-and-run a few years prior, leaving Miles to pick up all the pieces. After Missy’s death, Jonah’s teachers let him slide on his schoolwork, until Sarah Andrews realized how far behind he was. After agreeing to work with Jonah after school to help him catch-up, her feelings for Miles continued to grow. But when Miles gets more information into Missy’s death, their relationship becomes strained. At their breaking point, will they manage to stay together through it all?

I feel bad because I don’t think this book was awful, I just think that it follows the exact mold of a Nicholas Sparks novel. It’s one of those things that you probably don’t notice until you read them all back to back, but once you realize it is there, you can’t unsee it.

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