The Deep End of the Ocean - Chapters 3 and 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3 and 4 Summary

Chapter 3

Pat's mother takes charge of taking care of the children. Italian caterers, the Cappadora family brings a tray of dessert for the police, and Beth's Irish father stays in the hotel lobby as police and press mingle about. A major search for Ben is now on, with helicopters and individuals in cars.

Overcome with terror, Beth begins to scream for Ben. A doctor anesthetizes her. When she awakens in a bed with Pat asleep nearby, Beth goes to the lobby, and then out of the hotel, and walks to her old high school. She thinks about Ben's fear of water and of "the deep end of the ocean." Ben thought you could go there, but you could never come back because the footprints would be washed away. Beth lies on the school bleachers and cries. Detective Candy Bliss arrives with...

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