Book Reviews of The Deep End of the Ocean

The Deep End of the Ocean
The Deep End of the Ocean
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
ISBN-13: 9780670865796
ISBN-10: 0670865796
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 178 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
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?
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Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! Could not put it down! I read it in 2 days. It is a heartbreaking story about a family's loss and how each member copes. I was near tears more than once!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great book, when I seen the movie it made me cry, but the books are always so much better. This is a must read.
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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Wonderful story and truly heartbreaking. One of the best Oprah Book Club choices ever.
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Interesting and moving story about a families relationships.
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A perfect read!
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Excellent, hard to put down, gripping and emotional.
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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.

Good one!
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Good book. Fiction.
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When a child is kidnapped and believed to be gone forever....you become a part of how this family copes and struggles to remain together. How it changes them forever.
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Very deep, dark story of a family in turmoil..couldn't put it down-great read!
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Very interesting, poignant! I found it virtually impossible to put down! A young boy is kidnapped and a family struggles with their grief for years which changes the family dynamics... eventually, though, the boy is "found" and reunited with his family...
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Gripping story - very emotional and heavy read.
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This was a great book. Once I started it, it was hard to put down. The ending was very unexpected and surprising.
It definitely rates five golden stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is actually a paperback
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This book has a soft cover even though it is listed as hardcover.
Deeply engrossing and touches your hear.
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What happens to a family when a child is lost.

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