Feb 20, 11
Read from February 09 to 13, 2011
The first book I have read by David Poyer who specialises in nautical thrillers. He definitely knows his stuff and this is a thoroughly well informed story. Jack Scales, successful neurosurgeon, takes his family on his new yacht to Bermuda. It is a belated attempt to bring the strained family back together. His wife is beginning an affair, his son is bipolar and may need to go to a group home, and his daughter would sooner be hanging out with her friends. On top of that his lack of marine experience is brutally exposed. The book is not a comfortable read and at one point I wondered if it could get any more grim as the family enter a relentless nightmare. But it is certainly engrossing and there is a reassuring sense of hope in the book's final pages.