The Not-So-Great Outdoors
Long summer weekends make people want to go outside and spend time outside--camping, hiking, and sailing. The following novels remind readers that sometimes it is better to stay inside and read about outdoor adventures that have gone terribly wrong.
Dark Places by Jon Evans
A computer programmer uncovers a serial killer while on a hike in the Himalayas.
The Devil You Know by Wayne Johnson
A canoe trip turns deadly when a family encounters a gang of criminals.
Ghosting by David Poyer
Family conflict, storms and pirates disrupt a family's sailing trip.
The Lower River by Paul Theroux
Unemployed recently divorced Ellis Hock decides to return to Malawi where he had been a Peace Corps volunteer years earlier but his dreams of starting over are shattered by the reality of the impoverished village.
The Ritual by Adam Nevill
Old friends try to reconnect with a remote hike in Scandinavia but soon find themselves not only hopelessly lost but in the presence of an ancient evil.
Sail by James Patterson and Howard Roughan
Anne Dunne hopes to repair her dysfunctional family on a relaxing sailing vacation but soon realizes that there are many dangers on the high seas.
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Vacation by Matthew Costello
A global crisis has made the world a scary place, so policeman Jack Murphy takes his family to the Paterville Family Camp--a secure vacation spot. Murphy soon discovers that idyllic spot has a much darker side.