PositiveBookPage...explores every mother\'s harrowing nightmare: the abduction of a child. Yet there is another layer to The Deep End of the Ocean No thriller, this is a complex examination of family relationships. Along with exploring the aftermath of a child\'s disappearance, the book looks at the effect of a child\'s reappearance years later. Like life, the book does not provide easy answers. The character of the mother is equally true to life. She is flawed, not perfect.