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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Wilhelm Narrator: Marguerite Gavin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781455178575
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Considered “one of the masters of psychological fiction in America” (San Francisco Chronicle), Kate Wilhelm sews up an irresistibly chilling puzzle that will keep listeners captivated until the very end.

When Jud Connors, a successful writer, is found murdered in his isolated cabin in the Oregon woods, his daughter Abby sees her world start to fall apart. Who could have wanted her father dead? And why? More puzzling is how anyone could have gotten to the cabin undetected. Was the murderer someone Jud knew?

As Abby embarks on her own investigation, she soon realizes that the clue to the murderer’s identity is buried in her father’s latest novel, finished just weeks before his death. But will she be able to see through the fiction before the killer comes after her?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wilhelm demonstrates once again her sure understanding of human nature and her ability to wring more suspense from emotional violence than the physical variety.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune

  • The Deepest Water is...a well-written, nicely paced outing.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “The star of the book, strangely, is the cabin itself, a perversely menacing version of a Thomas Kincaid painting and a deliciously eerie setting for the mystery and murder, beckoning the reader to step inside.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Marguerite Gavin sets a brisk pace with her no-nonsense narrative style.” 

    AudioFile

  • “Wilhelm is a first-rate novelist. Her characters are well drawn, the setting is real, and the pace keeps the reader raptly involved to the last page. Fans will love this, and readers who have encountered Wilhelm’s previous works are in for a real treat. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/16/2014

    " I liked the suspense of this story and it builds slowly and naturally. But. I did figure out who did it well,virtually right away. Still it was my first Wilhelm book and I will surely read another. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Betty Morrissey | 2/4/2014

    " I listened to this book and did not care for the narrator's voice. I thought the story was predictable from the get go and I didn't care about the characters, (even if they were women living in the Northwest). I couldn't get a fix on the cabins, lake, fingers, condo's...nada. Can't recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krystal | 1/25/2014

    " When Abby's father is murdered in a rural Oregon cabin. She goes on a quest to solve a crime that seems like a cold case to the authorities. I found it to be a fun, well-written, crime novel that took twists and turns that I did not see coming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/24/2014

    " Audio version from library. Crime drama, good story line and development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/21/2014

    " Books by this author seem to border on the psycho-thriller genre. Intricate plots. This one was especially engaging. I usually listen to this author on my MP3 while on the treadmill or in the car. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilea | 1/20/2014

    " This was my first book by Kate Wilhelm that I read. I fell in love with her writing from this book and is still my favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/15/2014

    " I frequently listen to Wilhelm's books on MP3 because my library has a lot of them. Every time, I get annoyed that the reader can pronounce neither Willamette or Spokane properly. That aside, all of Wilhelm's books are great, and this one is no exception. I have great admiration for authors (like Sue Grafton) who can crank out such a volume of work in the same genre without telling the same story again and again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 1/3/2014

    " Listened to this on my MP3 player. It's an enjoyable murder mystery, with strong women characters, set in Oregon. A bit easy to figure out the murderer, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 BlueReader | 12/31/2013

    " The deepest water had catch my attention since it said something about the content of the book that tells something about the killer of the author. I was expecting something massive but i guess you can't say much when you haven't flip the pages. The mystery is well okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie Stoll | 12/18/2013

    " This book was just an average book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 12/11/2013

    " I enjoyed this but it was very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 12/5/2013

    " I love Kate Wilhelm's books. They make me want to move to Oregon. The books are complex and thought provoking. The process of reading them is almost as important as the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shana Johnson | 11/10/2013

    " Decent book, kept me entertained. Well developed characters although Abby drove me crazy a little. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mona | 11/6/2013

    " thanks, Victoria - now have another author to enjoy reading "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri Floccare | 10/19/2013

    " Not a Barbara Holloway book, but very different. Still a strong father/ daughter relationship even though the father is not alive during the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrshively | 8/20/2013

    " This is 4 stars for a mystery, but probably 3 stars over all. This was a very well-crafted mystery. Even after one suspected the culprit, there was a surprise at the end. The ending seemed to weave into my dreams after I finished. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erika | 5/14/2013

    " Read as part of a Book Club. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 5/5/2013

    " In reality, this is probably 2.5 stars. I didn't think the writing was all that great, and while the story held my attention, I was disappointed in the ending. I probably wouldn't pick up another by the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terry | 3/15/2013

    " Not a bad book. This was set in the mountains near Eugene, so it was familiar. I knew who the murderer was early, but it was fun to read how they arrived at everyone knowing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/7/2012

    " Nothing earth-shattering. Cheap entertainment, as you would expect. I thought the author was painfully overt with clues pointing out the murderer and then went on to confirm the murderer's identity way too early in the novel, but still, it's another quick, mindless, fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 11/24/2012

    " Great book! The characters were engaging and the description of the location allowed me to picture myself at the lake. I was absorbed into the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 11/15/2012

    " A good mystery but I think the murderer was revealed a bit too early. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Larsen | 9/26/2012

    " A good audio book for a rainy day. However, it's annoying when the reader mispronounces familiar place names. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherryl Wynne | 8/28/2012

    " I actually "read" the audio version of this book and it was very good. I found the characters stayed in my head, and even though I figured out who the killer was early on, I was still deeply interested in how it would all work out. I look forward to reading (or listening to) more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne | 4/15/2012

    " I am constantly impressed by the modern stories by Kate Wilhlem. I especially like her Barbara Holloway character. I also like that they are set in Oregon, near where I live. I find her writing tight and neat; excellent prose. I love everything about these books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 10/22/2011

    " Another excellent book by Kate Wilhelm! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna | 6/29/2011

    " Ho Hum... not much of a mystery. Nancy Drew had more sense than the three women in this story combined (and I don't credit Nancy with having had much sense!). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 5/10/2011

    " Nothing earth-shattering. Cheap entertainment, as you would expect. I thought the author was painfully overt with clues pointing out the murderer and then went on to confirm the murderer's identity way too early in the novel, but still, it's another quick, mindless, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 3/31/2011

    " well crafted mystery and suspense, great characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 3/3/2011

    " This book was just an average book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 2/28/2011

    " This book was really slow for me. The only part I found interesting was the victim's novelized version of the events in Vietnam. I won't read this author again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arzai | 2/27/2011

    " The deepest water had catch my attention since it said something about the content of the book that tells something about the killer of the author. I was expecting something massive but i guess you can't say much when you haven't flip the pages. The mystery is well okay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/12/2011

    " The is a pretty good murder mystery. Not too bad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/14/2010

    " I didn't like it as much as her Barbara Holloway series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 LInda | 12/8/2010

    " Books by this author seem to border on the psycho-thriller genre. Intricate plots. This one was especially engaging. I usually listen to this author on my MP3 while on the treadmill or in the car. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 11/19/2010

    " Another excellent book by Kate Wilhelm! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/21/2010

    " I enjoyed this but it was very predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 8/3/2010

    " Great book! The characters were engaging and the description of the location allowed me to picture myself at the lake. I was absorbed into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rrshively | 7/28/2010

    " This is 4 stars for a mystery, but probably 3 stars over all. This was a very well-crafted mystery. Even after one suspected the culprit, there was a surprise at the end. The ending seemed to weave into my dreams after I finished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilea | 6/12/2010

    " This was my first book by Kate Wilhelm that I read. I fell in love with her writing from this book and is still my favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 6/7/2010

    " I had this book figured out about a third of the way in. One of the statements of the characters just had me thinking the character was up to no good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 5/7/2010

    " this was a great mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristal | 4/23/2010

    " Another book where I was surprised it was better than I thought. Book was a bit predictable, but I liked the writing style. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Wilhelm

Kate Wilhelm is the bestselling author of dozens of novels and short-story collections. Among her novels are the popular courtroom thrillers featuring attorney Barbara Holloway. Her other works include the science fiction classic Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang.

About the Narrator

Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a five-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards. Marguerite has been an actor, director, and audiobook narrator for her entire professional career. With over four hundred titles to her credit, her narration spans nearly every genre, from nonfiction to mystery, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and children’s fiction. AudioFile magazine says, “Marguerite Gavin…has a sonorous voice, rich and full of emotion.”