It is almost impossible for any parent to consider a tiny outstretched hand, a tousled head or beguiling smile, lost in an instant, swept into a mind-numbing abyss.
And it becomes even more unbearable if the parent is partly to blame.
In THE DEEP END OF THE OCEAN, her debut novel, Jacquelyn Mitchard takes readers on this sad, fist-shaking journey.
Beth Cappadora, a photographer in suburban Wisconsin, loses her three-year-old, Ben, during a high school reunion in Chicago after leaving him with his brother Vincent, who is seven. Ben