Into the Water
Books | Fiction / Literary
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERGOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLERAn addictive novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train and A Slow Fire Burning. “Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors . . who 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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"This is the 3rd Paula Hawkins I read or listened to, and I liked them all. She does a particularly good job with character dialog imo."
"It was good, but a little long. Could have been about 60 pages shorter. I also wasn’t the biggest fan of so many different perspectives. Was kind of hard to follow at the beginning. "
"Heres the tea.. when you have to use a witchy, weird, town harpy to explain your plot... its not good enough. Too many people to keep track of and most people end up having little to no contribution to the plot.. I get it, red herring, but they ultimately muddy the overall flow of the book. Meh."