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Till Death Do Us Part
on 23 March 2017
Deep Water is a classic Highsmith tale of Vic, un urbane, intelligent book loving sociopath and his wife Melinda, a sexual predator who has affairs with a succession of young men under the eyes of her husband and their friends and neighbours.
This is a precise, almost clinical tale of the deconstruction of a marriage and the feelings that lurk under the outwardly calm exterior of Vic who finds the sexual cominglings of snails more absorbing than relations with his adulterous wife.
Highsmith is the mistress of claustrophobic dread. Slowly, inevitably the novel builds to its climax with a few twists along the way. Highly recommended