I am not wowed or moved by 'The Return'. While it's interesting enough, it's certainly not unputdownable.
The only constant in the 'The Return' is the lead character, a former orthopedic surgeon moving on from devastating wartime injuries. But the story is a ball of confusion as there is little weaving of the sub-plots. They sort of jump about all over the place. The major parts of the story are dealt with in snippets with the revelations conveniently coming out near the end of the book.
There are no tears with 'The Return'. There is no browsing back through memorable or moving passages. It's a good story but less than we know Nicholas Sparks to be capable.