The Deep End of the Ocean - Chapters 5 and 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 5 and 6 Summary

Chapter 5

Pat and Beth leave the hotel to stay with his parents and their children. Beth becomes extremely withdrawn, barely hearing or seeing what is around her. Friends bring food to the Cappadora home and Wayne Thunder, Beth's friend, comes twice. Charley Rufalo visits the house, and provides Beth with a certain amount of comfort as he subtly assures her that the mafia has found no criminal involvement in Ben's disappearance. Beth's brother Bick arrives and they learn that Ben's shoe was found in the newsstand. When Vincent comes into the room where Beth is sleeping under sedation, she begins to scream, thinking he is Ben. Teresa, or "Tree," Pat's sister, abruptly announces she is pregnant at an awkaward moment. Beth takes up smoking cigarettes.

Beth and Pat undergo lie detector tests, and visit a headquarters that friends have set up...

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