The new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Longest Ride and The Best of Me. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors. Colin Hancock is giving his second chance his best shot. At twenty-eight, he's focused only on walking in a straight line - getting his teaching degree and avoiding all the places and people that proved destructive in his past. The last thing he's looking for is a relationship. But when Maria Sanchez, a hardworking lawyer and daughter of Mexican immigrants, crosses his path one rainswept night in North Carolina, the foundations of his carefully structured life are completely upended. Before the couple has a chance to envision what a life together might be, ominous reminders of events in Maria's past begin to surface. And as the threat of violence begins to shadow her every step, she and Colin will be tested in increasingly terrifying ways. Will their respective demons destroy the tentative bonds they've forged, or will their love protect them, even in the darkest hour? The new epic love story from the multi-million-copy bestselling author of The Notebook, The Lucky One and The Longest Ride. Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved authors. Biographical Notes With over 100 million copies of his books sold, Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most beloved storytellers. His novels include twelve number one New York Times bestsellers. All Nicholas Sparks' books have been international bestsellers and have been translated into more than fifty languages. Eleven of his novels have been adapted into major films - The Longest Ride, The Best of Me, Safe Haven, The Lucky One, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Choice. For all the latest news from Nicholas Sparks, sign up for the e-Newsletter at www.uk.nicholassparks.com, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter: @NicholasSparks.