Since the death of her husband, Anne Dunne and her three children have struggled in every way. In a last ditch effort to save the family, Anne plans an elaborate sailing vacation to bring everyone together once again. But only an hour out of port, everything is going wrong. The teenage daughter, Carrie, is planning to drown herself. The teenage son, Mark, is high on drugs and ten-year-old Ernie is nearly catatonic. This is the worst vacation ever.
Anne manages to pull things together bit by bit, but just as they begin feeling like a family again, something catastrophic happens. Survival may be the least of their concerns.
Written with the blistering pace and shocking twists that only James Patterson can master, SAIL takes "Lost" and "Survivor" to a new level of terror.
- The pacing was well done, it kept you flowing quickly through the book. It was perfect for reading on a road trip or laying on the beach.
- I enjoyed the family and the dynamics. Nothing is ever easy, so it is good to see a realistic, dysfunctional family who wants to figure it out.
- For some reason, people stranded on islands intrigues me. Swiss Family Robinson and Gilligan’s Island here we come! I just love the depth of emotion that being stranded can bring. It really brings out either your good side or your bad side.
- The side characters were well-done and well-rounded. They added to the story and we neither too much or too little.
- The mystery of the book was also well-done. As in all of this stories, it has to keep you hooked and give you just enough to want to keep reading.
- I was happy with the ending, there is no Gone Girl business in this one.
- Not really anything, it was good, but not life-changing.