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Deep Water: A Virago Modern Classic | Patricia Highsmith
'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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Saturday morning book shopping

Liz_M Oooh, you know how to do Saturday right! 2mo
vivastory @Liz_M No complaints here! 📚☕ 2mo
squirrelbrain Loved Fresh Water, and nearly finished The Sentence on audio, which is also wonderful. 2mo
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vivastory @squirrelbrain I'm really looking forward to both. I plan on starting The Sentence today after I finish The Subdivision. I have read, & loved, Erdrich's stories but this will be my first novel by her. It sounds fantastic. 2mo
LeahBergen I really liked Deep Water. 👍 2mo
vivastory @LeahBergen I have been meaning to read it & was reminded while looking through the list of new streaming adaptations on lithub. I'm glad to hear that you liked it! 2mo
JamieArc I plan on digging into a bunch of Highsmith‘s books in May when others are during #AuthorAMonth. Really look forward to it. (edited) 2mo
Tamra The Sentence! 💙 2mo
vivastory @JamieArc I don't know if you have Edith's Diary planned, but that was one of my favorites of last year. 2mo
vivastory @Tamra I've heard such great things! 2mo
JamieArc @vivastory No, I hadn‘t heard of that one. I‘ll add it - thanks! 2mo
Branwen Awesome book haul! 👏👏👏 2mo
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A tale of a twisted and loveless marriage..full of dread and suspense that kept me engaged. The tension slowly builds and the horror is not the murder itself but the chilling mind of the killer. Patricia Highsmith likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her novels and this one has a sociopath who is sinister yet has my sympathies. Thank you for sending this to me, Cathy. I really enjoyed it! @Cathythoughts

Cathythoughts Great review! Your welcome & I‘m so glad you liked it 👍🏻❤️ (edited) 10mo
BarbaraBB This sounds good! Stacked! 10mo
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Eggs Great silhouette 👤💙💧 🏊‍♀️ 11mo
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Rosé and a classic 1957 suspense novel.

Vic‘s marriage is troubled and his wife is flaunting her affairs. When one of her lovers is found dead, Vic brags that he might be responsible.

I loved this author‘s Ripley series and this one is starting out great!

JennyM Gorgeous pic❤️ 2y
Ruthiella Ooh, I like that edition!😍 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I've been wanting to read more Highsmith, and this sounds perfect! 2y
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catebutler She‘s fabulous! I‘m hoping to read more of her works soon. 2y
AceOnRoam 🍷 2y
AceOnRoam Beautiful cover ❤ 2y
MrsMalaprop I‘ve never read her, but a couple of years ago I did see a play about her life that was fascinating. Need to get on it. 2y
TrishB Lovely pic as always ❤️ 2y
batsy I love this photo. The colours 💚🤎💗 2y
Lcsmcat Great cover! 2y
readordierachel So pretty 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Stacked 2y
LeahBergen @JennyM Thank you! 😊 2y
LeahBergen @Ruthiella @AceOnRoam @Lcsmcat @readordierachel This Virago 40th Anniversary set of books all have the nicest covers. 👍🏻 2y
LeahBergen @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I haven‘t read much beyond the Ripley books yet myself. 2y
LeahBergen @catebutler She is! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen @MrsMalaprop That would‘ve been great to see! 2y
Suet624 Sounds like a great story. 2y
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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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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! 4y
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I love these anniversary virago editions. So pretty! 😍😍😍

charl08 Me too. I have already succumbed. 4y
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ephemeralwaltz They're amazing😍 4y
saresmoore Oh my. If I saw these in person, I think resistance would be futile. 4y
Kalalalatja They are gorgeous 😍 4y
Mdargusch Beautiful! I just ordered some. 4y
batsy I need these 😍 4y
readordierachel They're so striking. 4y
LeahBergen Oh, my. 😍 4y
minkyb If i saw a table full of these in person I would have zero willpower. 4y
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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💚💙 4y
Wilkie @Cinfhen some how I think this will be the only post in Litsy history to feature #snailsex ! 4y
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Wilkie @lizpixie I agree. It makes me want to buy more😁 4y
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. 4y
LeahBergen And... stacked. 😆 4y
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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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#deepwater #marchintooz
Won‘t be home til late so cheated with this off Amazon 😁

Cinfhen A little cheat is appreciated every now and then 😜 4y
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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 🙌🏻 4y
KarenUK @cinfhen oh now I wanna go back so bad! 😍 4y
Cinfhen And I want to join you @KarenUK 🙌🏻💕 4y
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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.


Highsmith rocks!

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Just another happy couple...

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Patricia Highsmith for breakfast #thrillersforbreakfast