Into the Water

Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins
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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train

“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735211209
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 650
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Paula Hawkins is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, which was made into a major motion picture.

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Into the Water 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
The story was good but it was a bit confusing till you learn the characters i would recomend reading just no its nothing like her other book
Anonymous 8 months ago
Need to learn characters in Part 1 before it makes sense. Parts 3 and 4 are the best.
Anonymous 8 months ago
The book started out great but the last 100 pages became a little watered down. In my opinion i felt like there were too many character perspectives so that too felt muddled. It was a fast and easy read. Overall it was not the best but it wasn't the worst.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book was ok but not anywhere near Girl On A Train. The characters all seemed to blend into each other. There was no "connection" to sny character.
Anonymous 8 months ago
This book is very intriguing and has many plot twists and turns. The story is told from many different points of view but is easy to follow. Great read.
Anonymous 7 months ago
The drowning pool has claimed many lives over the years, most assumed to be suicides. But are they? Part ghost story, part dysfunctional family saga and murder mystery, told in many voices this book keeps you guessing. A little hard keeping the characters straight early on, as all principles are introduced in the first 50 pages, but press on. And pay attention to those early scenes, they foreshadow the big reveal at the end.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great read! Another amazing book that begs you to read it all in one sitting!
Anonymous 9 months ago
This is a twisting, turning, spooky, wonderfully atmospheric thriller. I liked it more than The Girl on the Train -- where Paula Hawkins's first book shows you the perspectives of several outsiders, this one allows you to become fully immersed in the lives of the people who live in Beckford, a strange town with stranger secrets. It actually reminded me quite a bit of Twin Peaks -- there's the outsider cop, lots of teenagers with secrets, people who are not what they seem, a town with a very spooky history, and a mysterious old woman who watches the goings-on from her window. If someone is looking for a duplicate of Girl on the Train, they might be disappointed, because this isn't quite as much of a straightforward thriller as Hawkins's first novel. Like the river that runs through the town, it's a bit slower-moving. But also like the river, it's full of secrets, surprises, and twists -- a patient reader will find it richly rewarding.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Kept me hooked from page one. Loved the various points of view and the lack of information given to the reader until the last possible second.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Enjoyed the read immensley! Could not wait to pick it up again when forced to stop. However I was expecting a twist and conclusion that would surprise me and tie everything together . Very disappointed in the rather expected ending that still left many loose ends. Henderson? Jeannie?
Anonymous 4 months ago
Much better then the girl on the train
Anonymous 5 months ago
I had such high hopes since I loved her other book... This was a major disappointment. I couldn't keep track of all the characters, stuck it out since. I paid 14.99
Anonymous 6 months ago
Although I did enjoy her last book, I found this one to be a bit tedious. Too many characters and too many story lines. It was hard to keep everyone straight. Sorry I spent the money on it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I was very disappointed with the book. Had to go back and reread but still did not enjoy the book.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Really liked it, but not as much as Girl on the Train
Sensitivemuse 7 months ago
First thing: I haven’t read The Girl on the Train so I picked up this book and just went in because I felt like a good mystery. So was it any good? Yes and no. There were several story arcs going on in this novel which was alright and easy to follow. I’d rather enjoyed reading most of them. I didn’t enjoy reading about Julia though. It’s not because I don’t sympathize with what she went through, it must have been horrible. I just didn’t really like her much as a character. There were moments where she was completely weak and useless. However, I’m glad of her outcome and of her development. Of all the characters; Lena and Julia developed the most. In the beginning of the novel, I found it a little hard to follow at first. Each chapter is told in the point of view of another character and rotates all throughout the story. So you have to be aware of who’s who early in the story. There’s also flashbacks involved (those aren’t hard to follow though.) I’d have to say, the character I enjoyed reading the most was Lena because of her fiery personality and her attitude (typical teenage angst but it was well done.) The rest of the characters were all right to read but don’t really produce enough of a presence to make such a huge impact on the book. Patrick, Mark, and Sean make your teeth grind though. The three of them being odious spineless bastages who need to get their due. Unfortunately...well...one of them gets their due. (Won’t spoil it any further.) Plot wise, it’s a subtle slow moving mystery. The reader is kept guessing and although it may seem obvious as to who has done it, there’s more to just a whodunit. There’s a reasoning behind the deed that has taken place. There were few elements of some sort of supernatural characteristics in the plot but it’s nothing to be in awe about and it doesn’t really put any depth into the story or make the plot go further. It could be considered as just to fill in the blanks into the novel. Which I wasn’t too crazy about. I ended up finishing it because it wasn’t that bad, but it wasn’t the best I’ve read either. Would I recommend it? Not really. Worth the read? It’s all right. Some people may like this type of story some might not. (It has a feeling of a TV movie to it, in my opinion.) (less)
Anonymous 8 months ago
I finished the book because the author's other books were so good, but I can't say that I enjoyed this one.i
Anonymous 8 months ago
If you liked Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you should like this.
Anonymous 5 days ago
Enjoyed it. It was the second book I read of hers.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Really enjoyed this book. Lots of interesting characters each adding a little twist to the plot. Hard to put down.
Anonymous 19 days ago
Girl on the Train had such a great twist at the end. I kept waiting for something as dramatic in this book and it never came. I figured out the ending early on and kept telling myself I was wrong because something HAD to happen. Also too many perspectives and side stories. The part about Katie and the teacher felt pointless. Pretty disappointing read unfortunately
EmmyT 21 days ago
Part 1 is critical in getting to know each character. This builds on Part 2 and 3. I was still surprised right down to the last chapter.
Anonymous 23 days ago
Not as good as Girl on a Train. But still a good read.
read_jan 25 days ago
It's a fast paced book, just like Girl on Train but the story was not as gripping. There were too many characters and the majority of the story was about the characters talking about the mystery versus their role in it. It might make a good short series, fun, quick read nonetheless.
Anonymous 25 days ago
Not as good as Girl on the Train. Little disappointing, had the plot/ending figured out about halfway through the book.