Safe Haven

By Nicholas Sparks

When a mysterious younger lady named Katie looks within the small North Carolina city of Southport, her surprising arrival increases questions about her prior. appealing but self-effacing, Katie turns out decided to prevent forming own ties till a sequence of occasions attracts her into reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed shop proprietor with a sort center and young ones; and one other together with her plainspoken unmarried neighbor, Jo. regardless of her reservations, Katie slowly starts to permit down her safeguard, placing down roots within the close-knit neighborhood and changing into more and more hooked up to Alex and his family.

But whilst Katie starts to fall in love, she struggles with the darkish mystery that also haunts and terrifies her . . . a earlier that set her on a apprehensive, shattering trip around the nation, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and obdurate help, Katie ultimately realizes that she needs to make a choice from a lifetime of brief security and certainly one of riskier rewards . . . and that during the darkest hour, love is the single real secure haven.

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Let you know how i believe? Why? What are you going to do? Hit me? pass forward. ” He bodily recoiled as if she’d slapped him. She knew her phrases had hit their mark, yet rather than getting offended, Alex set the dish towel at the counter and took a step backward. “I don’t be aware of what’s happening, yet I’m sorry that I even introduced it up. I didn’t suggest to place you prompt or try and persuade you of whatever. i used to be simply attempting to have a talk. ” He paused, looking ahead to her to claim anything, yet she stayed silent. Shaking his head, he began to depart the kitchen earlier than coming to a cease. “Thank you for dinner,” he whispered. within the lounge, she heard him inform the children it used to be getting overdue, heard front door open with a squeak. He closed the door softly at the back of him and the home was once without notice quiet, leaving her by myself along with her strategies. 32 Kevin was once having difficulty staying among the strains at the street. He’d desired to retain his brain sharp, yet his head had began to pound and he’d been unwell to his abdominal, so he’d stopped at a liquor shop and acquired a bottle of vodka. It numbed the soreness, and as he sipped it via a straw, all he may perhaps take into consideration used to be Erin and the way she’d replaced her identify to Katie. The interstate used to be a blur. Headlights, double pinpricks of white, rose in depth as they approached from the other way after which vanished once they handed him. One after one other. millions. humans going locations, doing issues. Kevin using to North Carolina, heading south to discover his spouse. Leaving Massachusetts, using via Rhode Island and Connecticut. ny and New Jersey. The moon rose, orange and offended sooner than turning white, and crossed the blackened sky above him. Stars overhead. sizzling wind blew during the open window and Kevin held the wheel regular, his techniques a jigsaw of mismatched items. The complain had left him. She’d deserted the wedding and left him to rot and believed she used to be smarter than he used to be. yet he’d came upon her. Karen Feldman had crossed the road and he’d realized that Erin had a mystery. yet no longer anymore. He knew the place Erin lived, he knew the place she was once hiding. Her tackle used to be scribbled on a section of paper at the seat beside him, held in position by way of the Glock he’d introduced from domestic. at the backseat was once a duffel bag full of outfits and handcuffs and duct tape. On his approach out of city, he stopped at an ATM and withdrew a number of hundred cash. He desired to destroy Erin’s face together with his fists once he came across her, bloody it to an unsightly pulp. He desired to kiss her and carry her and beg her to return domestic. He crammed the tank close to Philadelphia and remembered how he’d tracked her there. She’d made a idiot of him, wearing on a mystery lifestyles he hadn’t even identified approximately. vacationing the Feldmans, cooking and cleansing for them whereas she plotted and schemed and lied. What else, he questioned, had she lied approximately? a guy? probably now not then, yet there needed to be a guy by means of now. Kissing her. Caressing her. Taking her outfits off. guffawing at him. They have been most likely in mattress jointly without delay. Her and the guy.

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