Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on October 1, 2020
The Return is a new low for Mr. Sparks I found myself re-reading complete paragraphs previously encountered earlier in the book. Even more peculiar were incidents described in minute detail before they had even occurred in the chronology.

My only conclusion is that Nicholas Sparks overused the copy/cut and paste feature of his word processor. I envisioned him using a collection of paragraphs much like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. his problem was that the pieces did not quite fit together.

At the hefty price tag for this book, He and his publisher are insulting his readers. The story itself is mundane and uninteresting. He could have told it in a novella. After slogging through chapter after chapter, I finally reached the unsatisfactory conclusion.

Assigning a book only one star is rare for me. If The Mistress had been written by a first-time author, I might be more forgiving. Mr. Sparks, on the other hand, knows exactly what he is doing.
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