Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
4
From 1,389 Ratings

Description

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER

An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. The perfect gift for Mother's Day.


“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authorsthink Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbottwho have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” Vogue

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
 
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return.
 
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.
 
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

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Reviews

  • Eh.

    3
    By Bj_Watson12
    Eh. I feel like I can’t properly critique this one, because I was expecting so much more after reading The Girl on the Train. Interesting plot and a few good characters, but I felt like the multiple points of view were unnecessary. It would definitely be better as a TV series, I think.
  • Disappointing

    2
    By AHS2004
    I had a problem with the constant change in narration and it was a bit confusing. A disappointment since I liked Girl on The Train so much.
  • Enthralling!

    5
    By lady uphoff
    Left nothing to be desired, even with balancing so many different characters and their unique voices. I could not put this book down, a must read for any thriller novel enthusiast.
  • Lackluster Ending

    3
    By XANDOZZ
    Definitely a book that kept me wanting more, I was just a bit disappointed with the way it turned out in the end. I was hoping for more.
  • Excellent read

    5
    By Tailboard trash x3
    Intriguing read that dives into those family relationships that shape our lives good or bad and the secrets that drive us apart. It's a good lesson in saying what needs to be said because tomorrow may be too late. Also just an edge on your seat who-dune-it that will keep you up late delving into each page until the author ever so gently whispers the truth
  • Eh

    3
    By daniellerdh
    Was so disappointed in this book, especially after all the hype surrounding it. Too many characters to keep track of and I just couldn't get into it like Girl On The Train.
  • A bit all over the place

    3
    By FaithFilled&Thankful75!
    I patiently followed each of the story lines, often referencing the table of contents to make sure I kept track of the characters. The more I read, the more I stopped caring about any of them and resigned myself to the "big twist" that was sure to come in the end. When I got there, sadly enough, I didn't even care. A tolerable read.
  • Book review

    3
    By Daynegirl
    I kinda got lost with this book
  • Slow moving...

    3
    By Cyber_Grunt
    Not nearly as good as "The Girl on the Train "
  • Disappointed

    2
    By Mcmartinez4
    I was very excited to read this after girl on the train. I was very disappointed! There are so many characters to keep up with. Kind of confusing and quiet honestly I didn't even get the point of the whole story. I finished the book and was still very confused. Def don't recommend it.
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