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Deep Water

By: Patricia Highsmith
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
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Publisher's summary

The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.

In Deep Water, set in the small town of Little Wesley, Vic and Melinda Meller's loveless marriage is held together only by a precarious arrangement whereby in order to avoid the messiness of divorce, Melinda is allowed to take any number of lovers as long as she does not desert her family. Eventually, Vic tries to win her back by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder - one that soon comes true.

©1985 Patricia Highsmith (P)2013 Random House Audio

Critic reviews

"Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist.... [She] simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl." (Ed Siegel, Boston Globe)

"So good and utterly addictive." (Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me)

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