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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (266 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Logan Narrator: Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A tanker steaming through the deep Northwest Providence Channel of the Bahamas comes across a shocking sight: a lone dinghy carrying Captain Julian Harvey and the body of a young girl. They are all that remain of the ketch Bluebelle, a handsome 60-foot sailing yacht chartered by the Duperrault family of Green Bay, Wisconsin. But their happy family vacation went terribly wrong when, according to Harvey, a violent and unexpected squall smashed the giant main mast, killed Harvey's wife and the others, and sank the boat. Harvey found the child floating dead and, as far as he knows, he is the only survivor. Or is he?

Four days later, just as Captain Harvey is testifying at a Coast Guard hearing about the tragic accident, amazing news of another survivor arrives. Eleven-year-old Terry Jo Duperrault has been found barely alive on a flimsy cork-and-canvas float with no food or water. Harvey takes the news calmly, finishes his testimony, and leaves...to commit bloody suicide.

This is the chillingly detailed inside story of what really happened during that trip and the decades-long courage of the sole survivor of a murderous crime.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisa D | 2/6/2014

    " Ditto to the other reviews. Great story, writing and editing needed some work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 1/22/2014

    " Non fiction--chilling detailed story of the tragedy that occurred during the Dupperrault's family vacation on a yacht in the Caribbean. Told by the lone survivor--their 11 year old daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cherie | 1/17/2014

    " This story is really interesting and was worth reading about. The first half was pretty good. The last half could use some help. Just not written terrifically, but I did like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jessica | 1/10/2014

    " Inspiring and amazing what this girl went through and overcame. Made me almost cry at the end, which few books compel me to do. "

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About the Author

Richard Logan, PhD, holds an AB degree in anthropology from Harvard University and a doctorate in human development from the University of Chicago. An expert in the psychology of solitary survival, he is the author of Alone: A Fascinating Study of Those Who Have Survived Long, Solitary Ordeals. He has also been a guest on A&E and the Discovery Channel. Dr. Logan lives with his wife, Carol, in Minneapolis.