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4.00008469220073 out of 54.00008469220073 out of 54.00008469220073 out of 54.00008469220073 out of 54.00008469220073 out of 5 4.00 (71,199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Sparks Narrator: Isabel Keating, Isabelle Keatin Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Julie Barenson’s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died—a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband’s best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she’s had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Surprising…Hair-raising…Thanks to the spiced-up suspenseful new recipe, readers will be in for a little heat.”

    Denver Post

  • “Fans everywhere are familiar with Nicholas Sparks’ poignant emotionally driven novels. In his latest read, he changes his focus: Though there is a primary love story, the secondary plot involves romantic obsession, mystery, and irrational jealousy…With the sinister subplot providing the background for Mike and Julie’s romance, Sparks’ latest is proof that he’s just as proficient writing suspenseful fiction as he is writing classic tearjerkers.”

    RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars)

  • “Combines elements of romance with those of a thriller…Sparks fans clamor for his brand of love story, and, with the added punch of suspense, this one will be another bestseller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Combines an involving love story with the creepiness of an unpredictable thriller…Builds steadily to an edge-of-your-seat conclusion that is well worth the wait.”


  • “Isabel Keating’s soft voice and reading style give you a sense of Julie’s vulnerability…Sparks’ many fans should listen with pleasure.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/11/2014

    " This is the first book I've read by Nicholas Sparks. I've seen a couple of his movie adaptations. I liked the plot, but disliked the narrative voice. Getting inside the head of each character was kind of annoying at times. I also thought the writing was kind of dumbed down for the masses. However, it was still entertaining and I guess that's really all I was looking for. So I really shouldn't complain... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Michelle Bard | 2/6/2014

    " If you are a dog lover, you need to read this book. It is amazing what a relationship with an animal can do for your life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christina | 2/5/2014

    " Nicholas sparks never disappoints "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Faye | 1/23/2014

    " I loved this book. I really enjoyed reading Nicholas Sparks. A very good murder mystery and romance novel. "

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