REVIEW: The Deep End by Joy Fielding


The Dead End is a psychological mystery thriller.

I found this book at a sidewalk sale for 25 cents.  The back cover:

The phone rang.  She picked it up and a chilling voice said: “You’ve been a bad girl.  I’m going to take down your panties and spank you…And them I’m going to kill you….”

What can I say?  I’m a sucker for spankings and death!  Sold!

Unfortunately, the only reason I finished this book is because I HAD to find out WHO the stalker psycho was.  I suppose that’s the point of the book.  Some nutjob makes weird phone calls and scares the crap out of a housewife and mother.  Her husband recently left her.  Her kids are at summer camp.  Her friend is completely losing her mind.  What more can a girl ask for?

The first 25 pages slammed me into a coma.  I slept so hard and woke up revived!  Best night’s sleep in a long time.

Next 50 pages, I’m trying to decide whether or not I should toss the book aside and hope it never resurfaces or to organize my kindle.

The next 150 pages, the drama and back and forth became pretty damned tiresome.

Joanne struggled through this entire book and deserving so.  The problems with her children trying to eat each other alive is the least of her problems.  Her best friend of 30 years scares the shit out of her.  And her bastard of a husband “needs more time to think about his life.”  Bastard.

What do you do, she asks herself, when somebody suddenly stops loving you?

Out of all of the screwed up bits in this book, the relationship with her husband irritated me the most.  I mean, being married for 20 years is something to fight over!  Sure, that sounds wonderful.  But what if there is a little skanky blonde named Judy that’s buffing your husband?  Do you still wait around hoping he’ll come home?  Do you still pretty yourself up just in case he wants to have coffee?

That about says it.

I did not like this book.  It was slow and about bored me to death.

I will not recommend this book to anyone.  I’m sure there are others out there that just soak this kind of book up.  Not me.  Let them recommend it, I’m sticking with my story!  Heh .. Coma worthy.  On the other hand, a great sleep aid.

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