Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith audiobook

Deep Water

By Patricia Highsmith
Read by Paul Boehmer

Random House Audio
10.48 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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A Crime Reads Pick of Books with the Most Likable Antiheroes in Noir

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Highsmith is crime fiction's most lethal existentialist…[She] simultaneously makes the subconscious smile and the skin crawl.—Ed Siegel, Boston Globe
“Vic has a totally messed up marriage…So when Vic dabbles in murder to sway his wife back (and finally show his authority), we know we should say ‘oh no’ but we were all about shouting ‘oh yes.’” Crime Reads
So good and utterly addictive.—Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me
“Feature[s] Highsmith’s expert use of ordinary people and everyday settings that turn foul, making them all the more sinister.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Author Bio: Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was an American author most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. She wrote more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 10.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English