Patricia Highsmith’s Deep Water is a psychological mystery thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end. When coastal resort owner Vera Claythorne accepts an invitation to spend the weekend on a secluded island, she has no idea what awaits her. Among her fellow guests are several people she already knows, as well as two who are complete strangers. Shortly after their arrival, one of the party dies in what appears to be a tragic accident. But when Vera and another guest find themselves accused of murder, they realize that someone among them must be hiding something sinister. With hidden motives and deadly secrets lurking around every corner, can Vera figure out whodunit before it’s too late?
For who is this book for ?
This book is for mystery, thriller and suspense fans who enjoy a good psychological puzzle.
- Highsmith’s writing is suspenseful and engrossing, drawing the reader in from beginning to end.
- The plot is unpredictable, keeping you guessing until the very end who is responsible for the murder.
- Deep Water is a well-crafted mystery that will keep you entertained from start to finish.
- The ending may be predictable for some readers.
- The characters can seem one-dimensional at times.
- Some plot twists may feel a little too convenient or unrealistic.
Learn more about the author
Patricia Highsmith is the author of several psychological mystery thrillers, including Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley.
“One of the best books I’ve ever read–I couldn’t put it down!”
“Deep Water is a classic mystery novel with an unpredictable twist that will keep you glued to the pages until the very end. If you’re a fan of Patricia Highsmith, then this book is definitely for you.”
“The perfect beach read for anyone who loves a good mystery thriller.”
“Highsmith is a genius at creating suspense and this novel is one of her best. You will not be able to put it down!”