About the book:
Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot.
At twenty-eight, he’s focused on getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the places and people that proved so destructive in his past. The last thing he’s looking for is a serious relationship. But when he crosses paths with Maria Sanchez one rainswept night, his carefully structured life is turned upside down. And when Maria, a hardworking lawyer, meets Colin she begins to question every notion she has ever had about herself and her future – and what truly makes her happy.
Before the couple has a chance to envision a life together, menacing reminders from events in Maria’s past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be pushed to breaking point.
I have fast become a fan of Nicholas Sparks and his novels. I adored The Longest Ride and The Notebook will remain one of my favourite love stories. As I have said before, Mr Sparks has a habit of being able to make me cry and there were parts of this novel that succeeded. Thank you, Nicholas.
Maria and Colin could not be more different but in my opinion, they are a perfect fictional couple and they complement one another well. Even though they are complete opposites, I could completely buy into them as a couple. They, along with the supporting cast were developed well and I found myself really warming to these characters. Colin sounds lovely and he is proof that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
The plot is a mixture of romance and thriller and it was a nice surprise. It wasn’t completely what I was expecting and it was quite explosive in some areas. One moment I was smiling and the next I was sat there with my hand over my mouth in disbelief. There were many plot twists. I did think I had it sussed at one point but I wasn’t completely correct so it does have you guessing. I read this almost in one session and really flew through the last hundred pages especially. I could not stop reading. I enjoyed trying to find all the clues in the plot and I did miss out on a little bit of sleep.
I did find myself quickly imagining this as a movie and wondering who I’d cast. It lends itself well to a film adaptation.
I loved this book. I am suffering from a bit of a book hangover to be honest. I wanted it to end as I wanted to know what happened but I was sad when I did finish. This book is great (if you’re already a fan of Nicholas Sparks, then I think you’ll like this book.) In my opinion, I think it’s one of his best.
(See Me was published by Sphere on 13th October 2015. Thank you to Sphere for the advanced review copy.)
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