Friday Book Review: Patricia Highsmith’s Deep Water

In WSJ, Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, says about Deep Water, “When you decide to pair yourself off with someone for life, it’s supposed to be this psychologically and emotionally safe place you can retreat to. And often it doesn’t turn out like that, and there’s something very frightening about revealing not just your emotions, but your day-to-day existence to someone.” I enjoy crime novels. Not so much for the plot, but the characters. For different reasons, I prefer women writers: P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, Margery Allingham, and Patricia Highsmith. I know there’s no such thing as a ‘best book’ – it’s all subjective – but I have to say that this book is the only crime novel I’m read more than twice. Actually, A Judgement in Stone is another. I hope you enjoy this review. What’s your favourite crime novel?