LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Deep Water

by Patricia Highsmith

Deep Water Synopsis

Vic and Melinda Van Allen'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 can no longer suppress his jealousy and tries to win back his wife by asserting himself through a tall tale of murder-one that soon comes true. In this complex portrayal of a dangerous psychosis emerging in the most unlikely of places, Highsmith examines the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life.

Deep Water Press Reviews

So good and utterly addictive. -- Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist...[She] simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl. -- Ed Siegel - Boston Globe

Book Information

ISBN: 9780393324556
Publication date: 8th August 2003
Author: Patricia Highsmith
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

More About Patricia Highsmith

More Books By Patricia Highsmith

Cover for The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
Cover for The Price of Salt  by Patricia Highsmith
Cover for Talented Mr. Ripley (Heroes & Villains) by Patricia Highsmith
View All Books By Patricia Highsmith

Share this book