The Deep End of Fear(2003)
(The fourth book in the Dark Secrets series)
A novel by Elizabeth Chandler
Twelve years ago Kate's family left the Westbrook estate on a stormy night, just after young Ashley Westbrook drowned in an icy pond. Now kate, alone in the world, has returned to the estate to tutor another spoiled Westbrook child, Patrick. The seven-year-old says he talks to Ashley by the pond. He does dangerous, deadly things because, he says, "Ashley dared me to." Just as Ashley once dared a shy, little Kate twelve years ago.
But at seventeen Kate is not so easily intimidated by "Ashley" or hostile members of her family or the forbidding housekeeper. Then Sam, the handsome stranger to whom kate is irresistibly drawn, reveals a tragic piece of the puzzle that connects him to Kate. Sam tells Kate to leave -- either out of concern for her or due to a festering anger, she's not sure. But kate will not abandon Patrick to the evil that is haunting him and threatens to destroy them all.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
March 2003 : USA Library Binding
January 2008 : USA Paperback
March 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
January 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Deep End of Fear (Dark Secrets)
Author(s): Elizabeth Chandler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Availability: Amazon UK
December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition