The Deep End Author:Chris Crutcher Wilson Corder has seen some ugly things in his job as a therapist working with families in crisis. He spends his day with children who have been intentionally scalded, children who have been abandoned and parents who are trying to come to terms with their own dysfunctional behavior. Whenever he sees a case that he thinks can't be topped, he sees... more » three more like it and one that tops it. But now he's about to be involved with a terrifying kidnapping and a shocking murder that go beyond the bounds of anything he's ever encountered, a case that will forever change his life.
Three Forks, Washington, seems like the kind of idyllic town on the outskirts of the Rockies where the police don't have to post photos of missing children on the milk cartons, But Three Forks is the only town in the county with facilities to deal with child abuse. So when young Sabrina Parker is kidnapped, her alcoholic mother and shell-shocked brother come to Wilson Corder for therapy. It soon becomes clear that they're hiding something about the night Sabrina disappeared. Then someone kills Wilson's cat and attacks his adored teenage daughter, someone who doesn't want Corder to continue his investigations. And suddenly this wisecracking father, this devil-may-care ex-husband becomes a ferocious defender of his family as he tries to capture the killer.« less