The Deepest Water

  • by Kate Wilhelm
  • Narrated by Marguerite Gavin
  • 9 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Considered "one of the masters of psychological fiction in America" (San Francisco Chronicle), Kate Wilhelm serves up a chilling puzzle that will keep listeners captivated until the very end. When Jud Connors, a successful writer, is found murdered in his isolated cabin in the woods of Oregon, his daughter Abby's world starts to fall apart. Who wanted her father dead and why? More puzzling is how anyone could have gotten to the cabin undetected. Was the murderer someone Jud knew? As Abby embarks on her own investigation, she soon realizes that the clue to the murderer's identity is buried in her father's latest novel, finished just weeks before his death. But will she be able to see through the fiction in time, before the killer comes after her?


What the Critics Say

"The star of the book, strangely, is the cabin itself, a perversely menacing version of a Thomas Kincade painting and a deliciously eerie setting for the mystery and murder, beckoning the reader to step inside." (Publishers Weekly)
"Wilhelm is a first-rate novelist. Her characters are well drawn, the setting is real, and the pace keeps the reader raptly involved to the last page." (Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Tedious at best

The narrator does little to enhance the pace of this tedious novel. I was never convinced to care about any of the characters, waiting for the plot to develop was as much fun as waiting for paint to dry, and I stopped listening after part one. Not even my desire for some minimal entertainment while walking on the treadmill at the gym could keep me presing "play". This was my first book selection as a new Audible member. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Hopefully, I'll do better next time.
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- Joyce


Not one of her best, but readable and enjoyable. There's some interesting description and content sidebars, but, in the end quite predicatable. I'm afraid the narrator does little to enhance the text.
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- Patricia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-17-2004
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.