The danger comes from ex-husband Deputy Keith Clayton, a hot-headed, pervert who still views Beth as his personal property. Though, more often than that, Clayton’s arrogance is just that — arrogance — and rarely elicits any drama to make the story really interesting.
It doesn’t help that the characters are boring. Beth — predictable. Thibault — too perfect. And Clayton is such a jerk he’s hardly human.
So when the story finally climaxes in a life-or-death situation, it’s hard to care who makes it out alive.
Save for a few tender moments, like Beth’s grandmother Nana’s quirky life words of wisdom for Beth, this book is better left on the shelf.
And if you can’t stay away from the draw of Sparks, hit up the movie theater. The storyline is just as boring in film, but at least Zac Efron is looking good.