Book Review: Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

every breathEvery Breath is the new novel from Nicholas Sparks and is due to be released by Sphere tomorrow. 

Hope Anderson is at a crossroads. After six years with her boyfriend, she is no longer sure what she wants, and when her father becomes ill she heads to her family’s cottage at Sunset Beach in North Carolina to make some difficult decisions.

Tru Walls has been summoned across an ocean from where he was born and raised in Zimbabwe by a letter from a man claiming to be his father. In journeying to Sunset Beach, Tru hopes to unravel the mystery surrounding his mother’s life, but the letter will lead him in an unexpected direction.

When these two strangers’ paths cross, their chance encounter sets in motion a heart-breaking story – one that will transcend decades, continents and the workings of fate.

Tru has travelled to North Carolina from his home in Zimbabwe to meet a man he’s never met. His plan is to have this meeting and head back home as soon as possible. What he doesn’t count on is meeting a woman on the beach. She’s a stranger but he has the feeling that he’s met her before.

Hope has come to her family beach house one more time before it is sold. Whilst walking her dog she looses sight of him. Scottie is brought back by a handsome stranger. Like Tru she has a feeling that she knows him.

Tru and Hope have come to Sunset Beach; one to escape and one to find something. They discover more than that.

Thank you Nicholas! Thank you very much. Once again, you made me cry. How do you manage to do that with every book?

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Every Breath is told from the point of view of both Hope and Tru. It was nice to get a glimpse of the story from both sides. There are also chapters that show their time together.

I read this book in almost one sitting. I really got pulled in the story line. The idea that a mailbox can connect people in this way really appealed to me. Part one of the book is centred around the time Tru and Hope meet and part two is based a few years later. It all moves along and connects well.

I loved the setting for this book. Sunset Beach sounds beautiful. I want to visit it.

Hope is very lost at the beginning. Some of what she’s going through was something I could empathise with. I wanted to give her a hug.

Tru has not had an easy life but he has an optimism to him that I admire and wish I had. See, I really did connect with these characters.

This has the lovely charm that you’d expect from a Nicholas Sparks novel. The story is very romantic but tragic at the same time. This book sent me on a rollercoaster.

Like I did with the Notebook, I hoped that it would have a happy ending. Again, with Nicholas Sparks, you never quite know how bittersweet it is going to be. Whether it does end happily is something I think you should find out for yourself.

I absolutely adored this novel. It has caused a book hangover for sure. I beg you to add this to your list of books to read. Pretty please!

Every Breath is due for release by Sphere on 16th October 2018. Click on the link to view on Amazon UK. 


Nicholas SparksAbout Nicholas: 

Nicholas Sparks is one of the world’s most beloved storytellers. Eleven of his novels have been adapted into major films – The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Choice.

Say hi to Nicholas on Twitter: @NicholasSparks


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I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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