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Miles Ryan's life seemed to end the day his wife Missy was killed in a hit-and-run accident two years ago. As deputy sheriff of New Bern, North Carolina , he not only grieves for her and worries about their young son Jonah but longs to bring the unknown driver to justice.
Then Miles meets Sarah Andrews, Jonah's second grade teacher. A young woman recovering from a difficult divorce, Sarah moved to New Bern hoping to start over. Tentatively, Miles and Sarah reach out to each other But what neither realizes is that they are also bound together by a shocking secret, one that will force them to reexamine everything they believe in- including their love.
Even women who really take to that life don't feel "completely fulfilled" at it. That's like wishful thinking on the man's part, and this kind of guilt-trip garbage people foist on women. Like, if you were a proper woman, you'd be fulfilled wiping jam off the duvet cover and cleaning puke out of the carpet and answering "why" for the 19th time in 20 minutes.
That's the line of a man who refuses to allow his wife to feel any negative emotions whatsoever. But he's a good dad, so there's that. Probably a crappy husband though. Their last fight was when she asked him to mow the lawn before company came over, and he went fishing instead.
And then he felt guilty because she did it instead, and then got defensive. I guess the reader is supposed to feel like "oh, yeah, that's the fight me and my spouse have a lot" but I just thought "what a selfish tool. And Jonah is a couple of years' behind in school so Sarah is going to tutor him to catch up. Jonah is "smart" so they think he can catch up with just a few months' of tutoring, which makes me think the school district standards must be pretty lax, but whatever.
Meet cute. It works. So they alternate tutoring and spend time with each other doing such stupendously fun things as "watching small boys play soccer" and engaging in bland and floundering attempts to flirt. I thought "God, these people are boring.
Oh, she has one small flaw--she can't get pregnant. She was divorced by her former husband for that fact, and she engages in a lot of hand-wringing about it. Oh, oh, oh, poor her, poor lass, who will ever love a year-old skinny, childless, pretty blonde of course she's blonde, did you even have to ask?
She's like a walking catfish. If she can't get a date, she ain't trying. The only flaw she has is that she's dreadfully dull, which makes her a perfect match for Miles, the equally dull.
Missy's hobby was jogging. Sarah's is walking. Guess Miles wanted a woman who was just like his wife, but wasn't as "fast" ha ha. But seriously, she's as deep as a blow-up doll. Miles and Sarah's courtship rolls along at a respectable speed until we get to the point where Miles realizes he's in love with Sarah and wants to ask her to marry him.
But all along the way, Miles is still tortured by his endless quest to find who really killed his wife. He has a folder of two years' of research, which he broods over on occasion.
He also harbors a deep enmity with a couple of ne'er do wells in town. The one he hates more is "Otis. Not really, but pretty much. Then Miles gets some information from an entirely unreliable source a drunk guy out on probation who desperately wants to stay out of jail that Otis was the one who killed Missy.
Miles, being both violent and stupid, responds to it the way any emotionally stunted, over-privileged man convinced of his moral superiority might--he drives out to Otis' family compound, points a gun at Otis' head and basically treats him like he's LAPD and the guy is Rodney King. This is the point at which we learn the real identity of the "killer," which is to say, the one driving the car when Missy was hit. Everyone in this novel only gets one or fewer traits, and the driver's trait is "guilty and ashamed.
By now, Miles has gone rogue and is utterly convinced that his life-long enemy is also conveniently the one who killed his wife, and he gets himself suspended. But they're looking into Otis again, so the driver of the car decides it's important to turn himself in. He tells Sarah, and they, unwisely, tell Miles. I say "unwisely" because it's clear to everyone that Miles is a barely-civilized violent asshole.
I had heard a rumor that Nicholas Sparks books often end tragically, and I got my hopes up that Miles would snap and start killing people, maybe ending with himself. Because then at least he would suffer a little more, which would make me feel better not the least of which it would give him a little more depth. Miles is furious, accuses Sarah of all kinds of ridiculous things. Basically, Miles feels as though Missy's death was a personal attack against him. Seen from an anthropological perspective, it makes sense.
Missy was his property, his property was taken, for the sake of his honor he has to enact violent retribution against the one who did it. His ending speech is all about himself. MY wife was taken from ME. You hurt ME and MY child. If the driver had been an old lady, the story would have fallen apart. He confronts the one who did it with a gun and there's universal expectation all around that the expectation is that he'll murder the driver.
Because hey, that's what you do, right? If YOUR wife dies in a car accident, you clearly have to murder the driver, because otherwise the other apes will think you're weak. When he finds out a dog was partially responsible, he hunts down and considers killing the dog, except that in that particular culture, dogs rank just under white men and slightly above male children in status. It's not that his behavior was unexpected, it's that it's so typical of the kind of backwards barbaric culture I despise that I kept rooting for Miles to die horribly by his own hand after his family was murdered in front of him.
Hey, a girl can dream, right? And then later on Sarah and Miles get together after all, which made me slap my face against my palm. But, it was easy to remember she wasn't a real person, because she had no personality. But if she'd had enough depth to make me believe she was a real person, I'd be furious.
He violently abuses suspects with no evidence and breaks the law, yet never once questions that he's in the right, even when his best friend throws it in his face. These are the kind of people who commit genocide. The kind of guy who goes on a killing vendetta based on the flimsiest of evidence, the kind of guy who has a gun hidden in case the cops take his others, the kind of guy who demands blood justice for a fucking car accident is not the kind of guy you want to be alone with, even if he does look good with his shirt off.
Marry him? Might as well tattoo the number for the domestic violence hotline on your arm, sister. You're gonna need it. And of course Miles never ever forgives the driver, because that would take emotional maturity, which apparently real men don't have. He and Sarah get married and it's twue wuve happy ever after. I started out giving this two stars, but it's really one and a half. I did want to find out what happened, so the plot was fun, but the characters were cardboard and the only one who had a personality had a despicable one.
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