DEEP END BY KATHLEEN DUHAMEL
When her close-to-perfect world falls apart, can love still prevail?
After years of struggle and harsh criticism, happily married rock star wife Claire Martin has finally achieved the career success of her dreams. As the featured artist in an international traveling exhibit, she looks forward to her best year ever, while her husband, singer Robert Silver of the legendary band Deep Blue, contemplates a return to touring.
Things are also looking up for Claire’s best friend, Denise Hrivnak, who’s planning her wedding to Robert’s musical partner, Art Hoffman. However, what should have been most joyful day of Denise’s life turns to tragedy when an unexpected event forces both woman to contemplate the terrifying possibility of life without the men they love.
Besieged by the paparazzi and sick with worry, Claire waits for answers in a Las Vegas hotel room, thinking over her improbable relationship with Rob and praying that love alone is strong enough to bring her husband back from the brink.
ISBN: 978-1-77223- (Kindle ebook); $5.99 US; December 5, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-77223-116-8 (Trade paperback); $15.99 US; December 5, 2017
“Deep End is an emotional roller coaster for all the characters, and Duhamel allows Claire, Rob, Denise and Artie to speak from their hearts, by dedicating different chapters to hear their voices. This insight adds enjoyment to the story as they share their past insecurities as well as their determination to be strong for each other. I highly recommend the Deep Blue Trilogy, if you like reading about characters with substance.” —Allyson R. Abbott, author of Slaving Over Christmas
“Being rich and famous isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Groupies (read, stalkers), constant scrutiny from the media, intrusive paparazzi, troublesome and threatening exes, the list goes on and on. In Deep End, famous aging rock duo Deep Blue, Rob Silver and Artie Hoffman, along with their partners Claire and Denise, negotiate life in the fast lane while preferring and appreciating the little joys of life. This story had me salivating in anticipation of the continuing challenges, thrills, opportunities, and romances paraded by the quartet.” —Bonnie McCune, author of Falling Like a Rock
“Reading about ‘seasoned characters’ is a nice change of pace. People who have life under their belts, who know what they want out of life, who don’t jump to conclusions. I also enjoyed reading about seasoned rock stars, who have overcome the usual traps of stardom. Ms. Duhamel makes the reader understand that people fall in love no matter how old they are.” —Tina Susedik, author of romantic mysteries
“I love the ‘older’ characters and the author’s ability to deal with that reality in the bedroom. Readers will love it.” —Marsha R. West, author of The Theatre