James Patterson writing with Howard Roughan
As Peter Carlyle waves his family off on a sailing holiday, all they have in mind is lying back and relaxing. But when a violent storm breaks out, the boat vanishes without a trace and the family is lost, presumed dead - until now. When a message in a bottle is discovered, it becomes apparent that someone survived. Peter is a broken man, and he appears to struggle to contain his grief as he holds a heartfelt TV interview about his loss. But all is not as it seems. Beneath the grief lies a more sinister side and it soon transpires that Peter knows more about the disappearance than he is letting on . . .