Book review: See Me

NICHOLAS SPARK’S fans the world over will be in delirium with the release of his latest novel — See Me.

And whilst it kicks off with the trademark romance, it somewhat gets overshadowed by a darker subplot that takes the novel in a more suspenseful direction, as lovers Maria and Colin are confronted by an unknown stalker.

If you’re not a fan already, it’s unlikely this will change your mind, and although Sparks arguably pulls off the novel, it’s not his best. It might actually be that this is one of Sparks’ stories that translates better on the big screen, and there’s a sense that it’s a screenplay in waiting.

As a reading experience however, it only partly delivers; Sparks is all about the romance (usually of the heartbreaking variety, but that’s what readers love), but here that romance gets lost along the way (you won’t even need the hankies!), and what’s left is an okay suspense, but without any real emotional attachment. That extra ‘Spark’, if you will.

See Me

Nicholas Sparks

Sphere €17.99


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