Night Over Water

Front Cover
Pan Macmillan, Jun 4, 2011 - Fiction - 656 pages
12 Reviews

Set during the outbreak of the Second World War, Night Over Water is a feat of storytelling from the bestselling master of the historical thriller, Ken Follett.

On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief . . .

'Master of the romantic thriller' Daily Telegraph

'The opulent interior of the first airliner on a transatlantic flight from England to New York in war-darkened 1939 is the setting for Follett's high-flying caper, guaranteed to hold the reader in their seat . . . the master of epic suspense spins an excruciatingly taut drama, a whirlwind of romance and intrigue . . . His best since Eye of the Needle' Publishers Weekly

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
4
3 stars
5
2 stars
0
1 star
2

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - whoizme8 - LibraryThing

What can I say? I am a Ken Follett fan. This is a large book due to the large number of front line characters and their complex lives and backgrounds. Somehow he pulls it all together and you have ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Could be also known as "airplane of fools," this book is one of several strands all coming together in an effort to construct a tightly-knit story. It only partly succeeds. Follett does better in his longer historical novels (_Pillars of the Earth_), but I still enjoyed it. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Ken Follett was twenty-seven when he wrote Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller that became an international bestseller. After writing more successful thrillers he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth, about the building of a cathedral in the Middle Ages, which continues to captivate millions of readers all over the world and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, was a number one bestseller in the US, UK and Europe. Fall of Giants was the first bestselling book in the Century trilogy, followed by Winter of the World.

Bibliographic information