Book Reviews of The Survivors

The Survivors
The Survivors
Author: Dinah McCall
ISBN-13: 9780778324355
ISBN-10: 0778324354
Publication Date: 3/1/2007
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 188 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Witnessing a murder immediately following a plane crash, two of the survivors (a woman and a 5 year old boy) flee into the winter mountains pursued by the killer. The boys family (four generations of men) seek to find and protect them. A clairvoyant mountain woman assists. A great read.
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Helpful Score: 3
Could NOT put this book down. It captivated me and I literally read it in two days!!!!! And I have a baby to take care of, so that goes to show you have good it was!!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
One of my favorite authors and she did a sensational job with this powerful story! The dedication at the beginning of the book (to her late fiance, Bobby) will give you goosebumps and even cause a few tears. Then the book will have you on the edge of your seat at the same time you're reaching for the Kleenex again.
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I have to admit, I ordered this book from PBS hesitantly because I have never read any of Dinah McCall's books. I wasn't sure she could keep me interested in the story long enough to finish it. But once I started the book I couldn't put it down, which is really rare for me. The is a must read for anyone who like survivalist/mystery books. McCall really pulls you into the characters lives and leaves you wanting more. I wonder if there is a sequel to this book?
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I liked the paranormal aspect of this book, but I felt overall that the book was unrealistic for various reasons. I enjoyed it though, and have certainly read a lot worse.
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I like all of McCall's books but this one was one of her best. The open affection among four generations of O'Ryan men, the suspense, and the exceptional women they love makes a great story. Hated for it to end.
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Helpful Score: 2
First one of hers I've read and will be looking for more. Hard to put down.
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Excellent romantic suspense with psychic element.
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This book was great for a Sunday read. Enjoyed all the characters and a believable story with romance, suspense, a little sex (skipped over it) hehehehe
Four generations of men who are true hero's, with a woman psychic mixed in....enjoy that part, I sure did.
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When a passenger plane goes down in the Appalachians, rescue teams start looking for survivors and discover that a five year old boy and a woman are missing. Twenty miles from the crash site, Deborah Sanborn has a vision of two survivors, could, hurting and scared. Four generations of O'Ryan men have gathered at the crash site, ready to search for the missing boy,.
Another great book by Dinah McCall!1
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When a passenger plane goes down in the Appalachians, rescue teams start searching for a missing boy and a woman. Twenty miles away Deborah Sanborn has a vision of two survivors, cold, hurting, and scared. Over the years she has learned to trust her gift and she senses these strangers are in terrible danger. She sees a hunter moving in for the kill.
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Wow, good book, pages keep flipping and the plot thickens. A plane crash, a murder, a psychic, a family of hot men... the book was great at the half way mark, even better at the end :)
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Loved the book, kept me involved..couldn't put it down !
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Dinah McCall, a pseudonyn for Sharon Sala, writes about a woman, a child and a killer survive an airplane crash in the Appalachians. A "seer" Deborah Sanborn has a vision of their plight and with the help of the child's family of men race to help them. Of course, romance between four of the characters adds spice to the plot
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Good book. I like this author.
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This was a GREAT book. I couldn't put it down....
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I enjoy books by Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala. Since I love to read about psychics, this was right up my alley. This one was a keeper.
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A pretty good story, with a happy ending. A little too much along the line of the romance storys to suit me.
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Light thriller, good as a brainless beach-read or as break from heavier fare. Includes a plane crash, a murder, a chase, a lovely psychic, child in peril, and not one, but TWO romances. A little sex is thrown into the menu, but nothing that would offend even the most sensitive reader. Don't know that I'd recommend wasting a credit on it, but I'd pick it up in a garage sale for a quarter. Three out of five starts.
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It was a moving story with the lady from the mountain able to help the survivors during a blizzard.
The five year old helped with his limited knowledge of survival and were able to keep ahead of the person who didn't want them to tell what they had seen.
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Book is very good-couldn't put it down.
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This was a great read.I really enjoy reading the Dinah McCall's novels. This has been my sixth book I read from this author and like the others it was hard for me to put down. I enjoyed reading about the O'Ryan men as well as Molly and Deborah.
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Compelling story of two lost survivors of a plane crash. A local woman who is also psycic and the family of the survivors team up to locate the lost passengers. Very good story. I couldn't put it down. 5 stars
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loved this book :)
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This was the first, and last book I'll read by this author. At first I thought this book may have been very dated... then I checked the publication date and it is 2007! Where do I start?

The dialogue is beyond cheesy... it's actually cringeworthy. The entire storyline is ridiculously unbelievable. There are attempts at humor that are innapropriate. The insta-love is... uncomfortable. And I like insta-love!! Lastly, there was too much detail in areas that didn't need it, and not enough in parts that really could've used more information.

The idea of the story has merit! The problem was the follow-through. If this author matured in her craft and improved her writing skills... I have a feeling the result would have been much more palatable.
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I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. There are other books with the same sort of plot, but this one is well-written and interesting. I liked the characters.
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Wow! This one had me on the edge of my seat the whole way. Not good airplane reading though.
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Hard to put down.....very good read!
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Dinah McCall's new book. It was wonderful. I really enjoyed the book.
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Intense, fast paced and cleverly crafted, this engrossing tale will appeal to those who like their contemporary romance on the chilling side.
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Escellent suspense and believable characters in a contemporary story.
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very good book, but anything by this author is good
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Excellent read.....fast paced!
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I read this in one evening. Fast paced and good tension building. Loved it!
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A very good, quick read!
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I never met a Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall book I didn't like, and this is no exception. This author always has a variety different plots and warm characters whom I feel like I know by the end of the book. I wish this had been a series with a different book for each of the O'Ryan men. If you are a true Sala fan, grab the box of tissues because this is another tear jerker.
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Once you start to read this book you will not want to the book down.
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The search for survivors becomes a race against time....and a killer.
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Fast paced. Good read.
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This book was very exciting from beginning to end. I recommend this book to anyone wanting a fast and intense read.
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kept me reading
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Great read
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a great read, fast read
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When a passenger plane goes down in the Appalachians, rescue teams start looking for survivors and discover that a five year old boy and a woman are missing. Twenty miles from the crash site, Deborah Sanborn has a vision of two survivors, cold, hurting and scared. Over the years she has learned to trust her gift, and she senses these strangers are in terrible danger. She sees a hunter, moving in for the kill.

Four generations of O'Ryan men have gathered at the crash site, ready to search for the missing boy, Johnny O'Ryan. His forty five year old grandfather Mike O'Ryan isn't sure what to make of Deborah, but with the snow coming down, she's all they've got to lead them torough the mountains. Because not only are they racing against time and the elements...they're up against a killer desperate to silence his only living witnesses to murder.
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From Publishers Weekly
Bestseller McCall's latest romantic thriller has all the elements that her fans have come to expect, though some readers may find she goes over the top with her high-velocity plot. A tragic plane crash in the Appalachian mountains brings together a disparate group of survivorsPatrick Finn and Darren Wilson, two U.S. senators who happen to get adjoining seats on the doomed flight; Johnny O'Ryan, a young boy whose grandparents perish in the crash; and Molly Cifelli, a young child welfare worker. Wilson already holds a furious grudge against the other senator, who refused to vote for legislation that would have gotten the mob off Wilson's back. In the wreckage of the downed plane, the other two survivors witness Wilson murder Finn, leading to a desperate game of cat and mouse as the killer seeks to eliminate the loose ends. Local psychic Deborah Sanborn has visions of the crash and its aftermath that help several generations of O'Ryans in their rescue efforts, and in the process she falls for Johnny's father. Though it can feel contrivedthe coincidental seating of the political adversaries in particularthose with a well-developed suspension of disbelief should enjoy the ride. (Mar.)
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Good book.
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I was blown away! A seriously good read!!
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Loved it
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This is the pen name for Sharon Sala.
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Intense, fast-paced, and cleverly crafted, this engrossing tale will appeal to those who like their contemporary romances on the chilling side