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Deep Water
Deep Water: A Virago Modern Classic | Patricia Highsmith
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'If I really don't like somebody, I kill him . . . You remember Malcolm McRae, don't you?' Melinda Van Allen is beautiful, headstrong and sexy. Unfortunately for Vic Van Allen, she is his wife. Their love has soured, and Melinda takes pleasure in flaunting her many affairs to her husband. When one of her lovers is murdered, Vic hints to her latest conquest that he was responsible. As rumours spread about Vic's vicious streak, fiction and reality start to converge. It's only a matter of time before Vic really does have blood on his hands.
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LisaW
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This lesser known Highsmith is amazing! Full of slow building dramatic tension and the requisite sympathetic bad guy. #nightreads #saturdaynightbooks #oldschool

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Lizpixie
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Some more #BookMail today, coz clearly if there‘s carpet space I don‘t have enough books😋. Bk1 is the #ViragoModernClassics 40th Anniversary Edition of Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith with a foreword by Gillian Flynn. Once again, Thankyou @SavidgeReads for giving me another book obsession!

Soubhiville Oh wow, great cover! 1y
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Moray_Reads
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I love these anniversary virago editions. So pretty! 😍😍😍

charl08 Me too. I have already succumbed. 1y
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ephemeralwaltz They're amazing😍 1y
saresmoore Oh my. If I saw these in person, I think resistance would be futile. 1y
Kalalalatja They are gorgeous 😍 1y
Mdargusch Beautiful! I just ordered some. 1y
batsy I need these 😍 1y
readordierachel They're so striking. 1y
LeahBergen Oh, my. 😍 1y
minkyb If i saw a table full of these in person I would have zero willpower. 1y
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Wilkie
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Patricia Highsmith is the Queen of Suspense. She is a masterful writer who managed to get me to root for the psychopathic killer. This book also has one if the best sex scene that I have read in a long time....between two snails. Excellent book. 🐌❤️🐌😉

Lizpixie I‘ve also got this Virago Modern Classics edition of this book on the way. They‘re such beautiful editions💚💙 1y
Wilkie @Cinfhen some how I think this will be the only post in Litsy history to feature #snailsex ! 1y
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Wilkie @lizpixie I agree. It makes me want to buy more😁 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
LeahBergen And... stacked. 😆 1y
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WhereTheBooksGo
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Did anyone else participate in #8intwo over the weekend? I finished Lovesome by Sally Seltmann and got 1/4 of the way through this one in about 5.5 hours 😁

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TrishB
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#deepwater #marchintooz
Won‘t be home til late so cheated with this off Amazon 😁

Cinfhen A little cheat is appreciated every now and then 😜 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#MarchIntoOz Day 20: My FB memory has been exploding with photos of my trip to Maldives, where I have been, two years back to celebrate my 40th birthday. First image that came to mind with the #DeepWater prompt. It took an airplane ride, a taxi, a boat, another cab, and a longer boat ride before we arrived at Mahibadhoo Island where we spent seven glorious days. Totally unforgettable.

Cinfhen Stunning!!! Was just discussing this glorious spot with @KarenUK 😎no shoes allowed 🙌🏻 2y
KarenUK @cinfhen oh now I wanna go back so bad! 😍 2y
Cinfhen And I want to join you @KarenUK 🙌🏻💕 2y
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Katharine1
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I'm a huge fan of Patricia Highsmith so was expecting something good but I absolutely loved this chilling, complex portrayal of a disturbed and dangerous man. As with many of her stories the tension builds not so much over what he might do but whether he will get away with it.

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killamkath

Highsmith rocks!

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yasmien88
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Just another happy couple...

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yasmien88
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Patricia Highsmith for breakfast #thrillersforbreakfast