The Deep End of the Ocean Author:Jacquelyn Mitchard A #1 New York Times bestseller, Mitchard's suspenseful and moving novel is now available in trade paperback — Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story--a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep... more » End of the Ocean imagines every mother's worst nightmare--the disappearance of a child--as it explores a family's struggle to endure, even against extraordinary odds. Filled with compassion, humor, and brilliant observations about the texture of real life, here is a story of rare power, one that will touch readers' hearts and make them celebrate the emotions that make us all one.
"Riveting . . . twists that will spin you around." --Newsweek
"A drama with the tension of a thriller that moves deeply into the emotional territory of family ties." --People
"Take a deep breath. . . . This riveting story won't let you come up for air." --US magazine« less
A mother's worst nightmare comes true when her son is abducted in a crowded lobby. Many years later, her marriage is unraveling and she is obsessed with finding out if her son is still alive. If he is, could he come back to his family without ruining his life and theirs?
What if your son was kidnapped, leaving no trace? This novel tells the story of one such family and what happens to them over the course of the investigation, the years after, and the eventual discovery of what became of their son. Very enjoyable, although it is heavy reading - this is no summer beach read!
As a mother, I found the content of this book disturbing yet I was compelled to read it. Even when I put the book down, the characters and story lingered. Made me think about how I would react if I'd 'lost' my child. Thought provoking.
Pat and Beth Cappadora experience every parent's nightmare - the abduction of their three year old son, Ben from a hotel lobby. For nine years Beth's mind and emotions are suspended in time. Pat can do nothing to bring his son back. Their older son, Vincent, turns into a deliquent in an attempt to break the band of silence that reigns in the Cappadora home.
Nine years later something so unexpected happens, that it changes everything that once seemed true.
Compelling reading about a family struck by tragedy and torn apart by love.