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By Patricia Highsmith

In Deep Water, set within the quiet, small city of Little Wesley, Patricia Highsmith has created a vicious and suspenseful story of affection long past sour.

Vic and Melinda Van Allen's loveless marriage is held jointly purely via a precarious association wherein, with a view to steer clear of the messiness of divorce, Melinda is authorized to take any variety of fanatics so long as she doesn't wilderness her kin. finally, Vic can now not suppress his jealousy and attempts to win again his spouse via saying himself via a tall story of murder—one that quickly comes actual. during this advanced portrayal of a perilous psychosis rising within the impossible of areas, Highsmith examines the chilling truth in the back of the idyllic facade of yank suburban life.

"The issues which are suspenseful, that i locate scary, aren't somebody leaping out of a closet or these form of mammoth scares, yet in its place that sluggish construct of dread, and [Highsmith] does that actually good. She form of takes you by way of the hand and walks you towards the cliff."
—Gillian Flynn, writer of Gone Girl

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Er schaute hinüber zu einer Vase voll verblühter Blumen, die die Köpfe hängen ließen. Ein Mitarbeiter der Spurensicherung hatte sich gerade darübergebeugt und suchte nach Fingerabdrücken. Der Pfarrer schluckte. « Er musterte Lee. Er wollte wohl sehen, wie der seine Erklärungen aufnahm. Offenbar versuchte Flaherty, seine Unschuld zu beweisen, was allerdings nicht zwingend bedeutete, dass er auch etwas zu verbergen hatte. Lee wusste, dass auch völlig Unschuldige manchmal in Gegenwart der Polizei nervös wurden.

Lee dachte daran, wie die letzten Momente im Leben der jungen Frau abgelaufen sein mussten: Eine Kraft von fünf Kilogramm auf der Kehle führte innerhalb von dreißig Sekunden zur Bewusstlosigkeit und etwa dreizehneinhalb Kilo über vier bis fünf Minuten zum Tod. Ihre Lippen waren blau angelaufen, ebenso wie die porzellangleichen Wangen. Wenigstens hat er ihr Gesicht nicht zerstört. Lee hatte schon oft darüber nachgedacht, wie merkwürdig es war, dass Strangulierte manchmal so friedlich wirkten, als wären alles Leid und aller Schmerz dieser Welt für immer von ihnen abgefallen.

Gut, Ralph«, sagte Butts. »Ich will Sie hier nicht lange festhalten. Fällt Ihnen irgendjemand ein, der Marie etwas hätte antun wollen? « �Also, sie war sehr nett und vertrauensselig. Ich wüsste niemanden, der sie nicht mochte. « Ralph rutschte auf seinem Stuhl nach vorn. »Eine Sache war da …« �Ja? « �Na ja, ich hatte das Gefühl, sie würde sich mit jemandem treffen – mit einem anderen, meine ich. « �Okay. « Ralph sah auf seine Finger, die fest ineinander verschlungen in seinem Schoß lagen. »Nein.

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