Sail by James Patterson

72%

6 Critic Reviews

If the lead characters were more than walking cliches, their struggles and changing relationships would leave some impression. Still, the action is all that really matters, and Patterson delivers what his audience wants in spades.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

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.
 

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James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977 James Patterson's books have sold more than 240 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes full-time and lives in Florida with his family.
 
Published June 9, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Sail
All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jun 09 2008

If the lead characters were more than walking cliches, their struggles and changing relationships would leave some impression. Still, the action is all that really matters, and Patterson delivers what his audience wants in spades.

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Blog Critics

Good
on May 18 2008

Lost at sea, injured and dysfunctional, the Dunne family’s struggles will pull most thriller readers through to the end in a single sitting or two...Sail runs before the wind as a perfect beach read now that summer is upon us.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Jan 23 2011

SAIL was written to be read in an afternoon or an evening, when one has a block of several hours...It is escapist literature that unrelentingly transports the reader from Point A to Point B. Pick it up and start reading; you’ll sail right through it.

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Open Letters Monthly

Above average

And it’s hardly an exaggeration to say you can guess the rest. 388 pages, 123 chapters, but that’s no lie: you can guess pretty much every single thing that happens for the rest of the book.

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BookRack

Above average
on Jan 26 2011

High drama and twists and turns continued right through to the very end. I will not be rushing to read more by this author but it was ridiculous fun in a way.

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http://rebeccasreads.com

Good

Nothing more, nothing less-- what we always demand and get from Patterson. “Sail” is recommended for James Patterson fans, and all lovers of suspense mysteries.

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