Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 680 Ratings



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 authors – think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott – 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.


  • A twisty, turning tale that is truly engaging

    By Andrea's Attic
    I think the only reason that I didn't give this four stars is because for perhaps the first third of the book, there were so many different characters that I had difficulty keeping them straight. That, however, may be my own weakness. Once you get a firm handle on all of the players, though, this novel is a well-constructed mystery with more than enough thrills to satisfy the most demanding reader. Kudos to Paula Hawkins, whose second novel is even better than her first!
  • Liked it!

    By ItsBelle
    So different from The Girl on the Train. I liked the telling of the story by the different characters. It took a while to get what was going on. About midway the novel really takes off and you know what's going on. When I was 3/4 into it, I wanted to keep reading. That's when the pace picks up. A great read. I recommend it highly. Keep 'em coming, Paula Hawley!
  • Good read

    By Akinleye Ajayi
    Don't like the ending however it's a lovely book overall.
  • Into The Water

    By Caro4art
    It's definitely not as good as "Girl on the Train". Due to my schedule, I wasn't able to sit for long periods and read it. As a result, I found it hard to follow. It wasn't until 2/3 through that I knew who belonged to who. It was better then, but still disappointing.
  • Not great

    By Msvoboda
    I was really looking forward to this book, but it was disappointing. It kept my interest only because I was waiting for it to get better. It was confusing and difficult to keep the story straight. It read as if it had been written backwards. It didn't tie together in the end and left me frustrated.
  • Eh

    By Heidnahe
    It was okay. Had to force myself to read through several slow spots. This book was a let down compared to Girl on the Train.
  • Too many characters narrating

    By rileycassandra
    The first half of the book is so hard to follow because there's just so many characters narrating the story. I couldn't grasp who was who and what story they were telling. The end didn't make sense either.
  • Very enjoyable summer read!

    By KK&@!!
    I enjoyed this book very much. Could have read it in one sitting if I had the time!! Great summer read
  • !!!

    By Chase473
    Great book!
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