The Guardian (novel)

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The Guardian
Author Nicholas Sparks
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 489 pp
Preceded by Nights in Rodanthe
Followed by The Wedding

The Guardian is the 7th novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks.[1] The book is a romance/thriller[2][3] about a Great Dane named Singer who is the pet of a widow named Julie who is trying to find a new life partner. Among those she considers are Mike, an old friend of hers, and Richard, a successful manager.


The novel deals with the themes of obsessive love. It shows the inner world of a highly intelligent murderer living with no ethics at all.[4]

Julie Barenson’s young husband left her two unexpected gifts before he died – a puppy named Singer and the promise that he would always be watching over her. Now, four years later, twenty-nine-year-old Julie is far too young to have given up on love. She may be ready to risk caring for someone again. But who? Should it be Richard Franklin, the sophisticated, handsome 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 contains all the qualities readers expect from Nicholas Sparks. But here, he adds a new electrifying intensity – and page after page of riveting suspense.


  1. ^ Sparks, Nicholas. The Guardian. Grand Central Publishing. p. 400. ISBN 978-0-446-69611-1. 
  2. ^ Morales, Tatiana (April 14, 2003). "'The Guardian' A Thriller And Love Story From Nicholas Sparks". CBS News. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  3. ^ "Nicholas Sparks talk romantic thriller 'See Me' at local events" Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-12-01.
  4. ^ Exum, David. "'The Guardian'". Retrieved 2010-04-27. 

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