Night over Water - Ken Follett

Night over Water

By Ken Follett

  • Release Date: 1992-09-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 256 Ratings

Description

#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances—in prose as compelling as history itself. . . . 

September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton,  the world's most luxurious airliner—the legendary Pan Am Clipper—takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own . . . shadowed by a danger they do not know exists . . . and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal. . . .

Look out for Ken Follett's newest book, A Column of Fire, available September 2017.

Reviews

  • Bookie

    5
    By Break56
    Could not put this down. Thought I would be sorry to say goodbye to these characters but the author allowed us to say farewell easily. I am left wondering how their lives continued. Look forward to reading another book by this author. Thank you!
  • Totally a Fun Read

    5
    By Sue Whalen
    Don't take this one too seriously or you'll get caught up in thinking that the plot and subplots are too over the top to be believable. And they are, but that's what makes this such a delightful book -- rather like a James Bond story with lots of intrigue, mystery and crazy romance thrown in. On the serious side, for anyone who loves aviation as I do, the details about the legendary Pan Am clipper is factual and a real treat.
  • Just a wonderful read.

    5
    By WordElf
    I am a veteran fan of many Ken Follett books; and I must say how wonderfully put together this story is- my goodness a perfect movie, if they would make it. As usual, there are women any male reader would fall in love with, bright and resourceful guys and gals who overcome tremendous obstacles, and of course bad guys who get their comeuppance. But I think Ken Follett has a way of imbuing the reader with the sights, sounds, and even tastes of the historical tableau in a way that is riveting and immersive. Do read this book, especially if you are not ready for his longer works. Either way, it is tough to say goodbye to his characters he has brought to life in print, when all is told.
  • Exciting!

    5
    By Pmpattye
    Outstanding story line. Had to stay up late last night to see how it ends. One of Mr. Follett's more suspenseful stories. His characters are always so well developed and fun to become acquainted with - although it is disappointing when you reach the end of each book - lol.
  • Good Follet read

    5
    By Pembroke
    Typical Follet style of historical fiction. Great story line with many sub stories. Not sure how I missed this when it first came out. If you like Follet you will enjoy.