Book Review of The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean
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Helpful Score: 2


I was motivated to read this after catching the movie on Oxygen one evening. It's good, very emotional; a wrenching window into two parents who, after their younger son is kidnapped, turn inwards and let their two other children and their family unit wither from neglect. The pain each of the adults and the older son feels is convincingly written and makes you wonder how you would do in the same circumstances. Facts in the movie are changed a bit, as happens often for Hollywood, but basically faithful to the novel. I prefer the book to the film.