Book Review of The Deepest Water

The Deepest Water
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Helpful Score: 5


This was my first by Kate Wilhelm, but definitely won't be my last. Wilhelm's style of writing is subtle and works its way under your skin. It's not a hardcore mystery or psychological thriller, but the author is able to draw you in so slowly and subtly that you don't even realize you're hooked. When Abby's father, Jud, a bestselling novelist is murdered in his lakeside cabin, Abby sets out to find out who the murderer is. Others around Abby believe they know who it is, but the dawning realization takes Abby a little longer to accept. Even better is Abby's father's ability to take actual events and people and change them just enough to use in his books. And, of course, the identity of Jud's murderer is hidden in his final novel. This is a wonderfully woven story with believable characters and events.