The Deep End Author:Joy Fielding JOanne Hunter's secure suburban world is falling apart. Her husband of nearly twenty years walked out. Her best friend Eve, once her Rock of Gibraltar, is strangly distant. And her grandfather who provides the only paternal comfort Joaanne has left lies ill and helpless in a nursing home. Like the unfinished swimming pool in her back yard, its d... more »eep end yawning omninously below her bedroom window, Joanne feels hopelessly empty, lost in a void of despair.
And then there are the phone calls. The raspy voice on the other end is neither young nor old, not quite a man's yet not quite a female's. At first merely an unsettly annoyance, these calls soon become something more. In her great Neck, NY community three housewives have been brutally murdered and Joanne fears the killer now may be stalking her. But no one -not the police, nor Eve, nor her husband- takes her worries seriously. As she desperately tries to get on with her life the menancing caller persists. And soon all Joanne can think about is the growing horror that comes with each ring of the phone and the disembodied voice that whispers in her ear "you're next".« less