Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Sail by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

From the jacket: A perfect family vacation turns into a life-or-death nightmare.
SET SAIL Only an hour out of port, the Dunne family's summer getaway to paradise is already turning into the trip from hell. Carrie, the eldest, has thrown herself off the side of the boat in a bid for attention. Sixteen-year-old Mark is getting high belowdecks. And Ernie, their ten-year-old brother, is nearly catatonic. It's shaping up to be the worst vacation ever.
SOAK UP THE SUN Katherine Dunne had hoped this trip would bring back the togetherness they'd lost when her husband died four years earlier. Maybe if her new husband, a high-powered Manhattan attorney, had been able to postpone his trial and join them it would all have been okay....
PREPARE TO DIE-Suddenly, a disaster hits–and it's perfect. Faced with real danger, the Dunnes rediscover the meaning of family and pull together in a way they haven't in a long time. But this catastrophe is just a tiny taste of the danger that lurks ahead: someone wants to make sure that the Dunne family never makes it out of paradise alive.
With whiplash plot twists, speedboat pacing, and an eye for the evil that can lie behind even the most gorgeous setting, James Patterson delivers Sail–the wettest, most explosive ocean adventure since Jaws.

My Thoughts: This was a good quick read, somewhat suspenseful and entertaining. There is not much mystery here as you know who the bad guy is early on. There didn't seem to be much depth to this story, it is what it is. Escapism at its best.

11 comments:

Jo, a retired teacher said...

I've been thinking about trying one of his books; you've helped encourage me.

My Kindle has made me try a number of new authors, because who can turn down a freebie? I've enjoyed most of them too. However, sometimes I read them so quickly that when I look at the title again, I can't remember the story. That must also happen to you?

Sharon said...

Yes that does happen to me Jo. That is one reason I started this blog, to help me remember!

Kristie said...

I totally agree with your review about this book. There isn't a lot of suspense, but it a fun, pleasant way to spend a summer afternoon. Great review!

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Opps, my comment was about your last post--David Baldacci. It must have posted right as you uploaded. I've read most of Patterson's....some were excellent, some seemed hurried and lazily done. I noticed his new one doesn't have very good reviews.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Hmm, this sounds a lot like the old John Cusack movie "Hot Pursuit" ...

crochet lady said...

Hi, I just noticed the nice comment you left on my blog about The Help poem, thanks!

Looks like you've got a great blog here with lots of good reviews. I think I'll come back and check in now and then and see what you're reading.

J. Kaye said...

I loved this book. Then again, I love this author. I call them fluffy thrillers. Nice when I want something light.

Sharon said...

I like it! Fluffy thriller!

Sandra said...

I wanted to let you know I'm posting my review of A Mercy by Toni Morrison and the answer to your question from the Weekly Geeks Review catchup post at midnight Friday.

Park Avenue Princess said...

I LOVED this one! Great review : )

Teddyree said...

Totally agree with your review, I enjoyed it, good, super-fast, no-brainer lol