The Deep End of the Ocean - Chapters 7 and 8 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 7 and 8 Summary

Chapter 7

Beth and Candy meet for dinner and drinks. Candy does not want Beth to assume Loretta meant Ben is dead. Candy tells of her early years as an officer and the prejudices she has endured. During dinner they learn from a state patrol that a body has been found and needs to be identified. Beth arrives home to face throngs of media people and cameras. Beth chooses to ride to the morgue with her brother instead of Pat. They wait while Bick, Beth's brother, goes to look at the child's body. Bick returns and assures them the dead child is not Ben.

Chapter 8

Beth arrives at her home and dreads going in. She has become familiar with living at Rosie's, familiar with the camped-out reporters, and spending hours in Candy's office while Candy works. There she feels closest to finding...

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