Into the Water

Into the Water

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"The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. 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"--
Publisher: New York :, Riverhead Books,, 2017
ISBN: 9780735211209
Branch Call Number: F Hawkins
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,24 cm


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TheRavenousReader Aug 06, 2017

If you liked Girl On The Train, you will love this book too.

Goodreads Choice Winner 2017, Mystery & Thriller.

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Jan 13, 2020

My experience with Girl on the Train was that it fell short of all the hype, but I decided to give Into the Water a try, because I do like a good psychological thriller. And because I’m in my car a lot and also am a knitter, I chose the audio format, which is done with a full cast of narrators. I think if I would have read, instead of listened to the book, I too (as reflected in several other reader comments) would have been confused and perhaps even put off by the large cast of characters and the flashbacks. The audiobook clearly separates characters with very unique voices and accents, which for me, made the book more enjoyable and more suspenseful. That said, overall I think the book had too much detail that wasn’t clearly or satisfyingly tied together by the end. And because I don’t enjoy abrupt endings, I wasn’t particularly satisfied with the ending. The author’s style is one that tosses out way too many details and possibilities, creating a choppy, rather than a cohesive story. For me, there was far too much repetition of past events in present time (which in a way did keep me clear about who was who), but by the end, I found myself wanting to know more about the individual characters—might the author be planning a sequel? I also enjoy thoughtful comments of substance put forth by fellow readers—knowing why a book satisfies or not helps others to know if they will want to read the title. After all, there truly are too many books and too little time.

Feb 06, 2019

Plot. An apparent suicide exposes fractured relationships and town secrets.

Feb 06, 2019

Decent, but I think at this point I'm waiting for another one of these types of books to actually surprise and interest me

Jan 04, 2019

I rated this book 5*. I liked it a lot. Actually I thought the characters were much more diverse than The Girl on the Train. As a mature reader (senior), I enjoyed the age range and background of the characters. And the setting was very suited to the story.

Dec 10, 2018

I couldn't get into this book. I just didn't like it, finally gave up and returned it.

Aug 27, 2018

The book was a little disappointing. It went back and forth from first person to third person and in the beginning I had no idea who was talking about what. Lots of characters and not all that exciting. Predictable ending.

Aug 12, 2018

Too many characters, not nearly as much suspense as Girl in the Train

Jul 29, 2018

INTO THE WATER may not be everyone’s “cup of tea”, but I have to admit British author Paula Hawkins has a real talent for keeping the reader off-balance with her twisty-turny plots. Although I didn’t find this novel as engrossing as her bestseller, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, it did grab me. Warning: the story is told from many viewpoints and involves a large cast of rather unlikable characters, but a handy list is provided at the beginning of the book which helps keep track of who’s who. With a sinister/creepy setting, suggestions of witchcraft/mysteries, and short chapters it was the perfect escapist read to take with me on my recent vacation.

Jul 07, 2018

Reminded me, somehow, Twin Peaks.
Legends, urban myths and real life.
There are unfinished moments of the plot.

May 20, 2018

Sometimes people have one really good novel in them. If that is true of Ms Hawkins, it would have been The Girl on the Train. Hopefully that is not the case and Into the Water just represents a misstep, with its author feeling too much pressure to duplicate the mega-success of her first novel. Because this sophomore effort is pretty underwhelming.

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Jul 29, 2018

“Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.”

Apr 27, 2018

“The things I want to remember I can't, and the things I try so hard to forget just keep coming.”


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