The Guardian

The riveting New York Times bestselling tale of romance and suspense with an "edge-of-your-seat conclusion" (Booklist).

Julie Barenson's young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died - a Great Dane puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now four years have passed. Still living in the small town of Swansboro, North Carolina, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is emotionally ready to make a commitment to someone again. But who?

Should it be Richard Franklin, the handsome, sophisticated engineer who treats her like a queen? Or Mike Harris, the down-to-earth nice guy who was her husband's best friend? Choosing one of them should bring her more happiness than she's had in years. Instead, Julie is soon fighting for her life in a nightmare spawned by a chilling deception and jealousy so poisonous that it has become a murderous desire...

The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks Summary

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian, and changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, the Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust. The trust was created in 1936 to "secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of the Guardian free from commercial or political interference". The trust was converted into a limited company in 2008, with a constitution written so as to maintain for The Guardian the same protections as were built into the structure of the Scott Trust by its creators. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than distributed to owners or shareholders.The current editor is Katharine Viner: she succeeded Alan Rusbridger in 2015. Since 2018, the paper's main newsprint sections have been published in tabloid format. As of November that year, its print edition had a daily circulation of 136,834. The newspaper has an online edition,, as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia (founded in 2013) and Guardian US (founded in 2011). The paper's readership is generally on the mainstream left of British political opinion, and its reputation as a platform for liberal and left-wing editorial has led to the use of the "Guardian reader" and "Guardianista" as often-pejorative epithets for those of left-leaning or "politically correct" tendencies. Frequent typographical errors in the paper led Private Eye magazine to dub it the "Grauniad" in the 1960s, a nickname still used today.In an Ipsos MORI research poll in September 2018 designed to interrogate the public's trust of specific titles online, The Guardian scored highest for digital-content news, with 84% of readers agreeing that they "trust what [they] see in it". A December 2018 report of a poll by the Publishers Audience Measurement Company (PAMCo) stated that the paper's print edition was found to be the most trusted in the UK in the period from October 2017 to September 2018. It was also reported to be the most-read of the UK's "quality newsbrands", including digital editions; other "quality" brands included The Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, and the i. While The Guardian's print circulation is in decline, the report indicated that news from The Guardian, including that reported online, reaches more than 23 million UK adults each month.Chief among the notable "scoops" obtained by the paper was the 2011 News International phone-hacking scandal—and in particular the hacking of the murdered English teenager Milly Dowler's phone. The investigation led to the closure of the News of the World, the UK's best-selling Sunday newspaper and one of the highest-circulation newspapers in history. In June 2013, The Guardian broke news of the secret collection by the Obama administration of Verizon telephone records, and subsequently revealed the existence of the surveillance program PRISM after knowledge of it was leaked to the paper by the whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In 2016, The Guardian led an investigation into the Panama Papers, exposing then-Prime Minister David Cameron's links to offshore bank accounts. It has been named "newspaper of the year" four times at the annual British Press Awards: most recently in 2014, for its reporting on government surveillance...

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The Guardian - Nicholas Sparks Book Reviews (903)


Favorite5 star

A favorite of mine. I recommend this book to people all the time. 55


Extraordinary!!!5 star

Spoiler alert!! I loved this book I couldn’t put it down, but the ending about killed me. I am a huge dog lover and when he died I cried. It was definitely a twist to the story but it tore me up... 55

Britnie & Amanda ❤️

The Guardian5 star

This is by far my favorite book written by Nicholas Sparks (I love them all) I couldn’t stop reading it, I cried like a big baby at the end. This book is absolutely AMAZING!! If I could rate this book higher than 5 stars I would!! 55

JC Cincy Kid

The Guardian- (SINGER)- By Cincy Kid 68!5 star

A very compelling read- even though a bit predictable still (5) Star Worthy! Check it out won’t be disappointed that’s for sure. JB 🤩👏 55


My favorite!5 star

I love, love love love this book! I haven’t been able to pick up another book since reading this one, because nothing can seem to compare. I wish this book could go on and on without end... I highly recommend it. 55

Taylor Elizabeth Bressi

Amazing5 star

Absolutely speechless from reading the sample. Now, I bought it and I’m currently in the cluttered of emotions to read the rest of the novel. You never cease to amaze me Nicholas. Such wonderful novels and films. 😭😍😍 55

Ream Family

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Could not put it down! I cried, laughed, got upset.. but it was all worth it. 55

Ashley Tep

Amazing!5 star

This book was exceptional! Thrilling, suspenseful, and romantic! A great love story with a twist! I couldn't put it down even if I tried 55


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Really good love story with lots of suspense. 55


Wow5 star

This was a great read... I couldn't put it down...I felt I was friends with Julie and everyone by the end...loved it 55

LeAnne Burnett


This book is great! It keeps you on your toes. Even though I guessed what was going to happen from the start, I still wanted to keep reading because it was so well written! Good job, Nicholas Sparks! 55


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Great book 55


Beautiful story4 star

I loved this story. The end is not what I was hoping though. It didn't give me everything I wanted to know and feel... 45


Search stops here!5 star

Nothing typical about this sparks novel, he took a step further into writing beyond just a story of love and hardship, I truly felt I was part of this book and felt a connection with the characters, must read, even if takes a bit to get into...SO worth it u wont put it down!!!! 55


Beautiful book5 star

This book is truly an amazing book. This book was the only book out of many that made me cry. Such a beautiful story. Nicholas Sparks is the best author in the world! 55

Panorama Boba

Lovely5 star

I love this book, I could not put the book down. The story is enthralling and In the end I really cared deeply about all of the characters 55


Wonderful story and keeps you on your toes5 star

You shouldn't miss this book 55

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