Monday, June 12, 2017

Review: Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Genre: Thriller

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.

My Review
I’m slightly disappointed with “Into the Water”. I was super excited for this book especially after reading “Girl on a Train”. I couldn’t keep up with all the different characters (I have enough trouble with 2-3 and this was more like 10). I had to go back twice and start the book over again. This is not a stay up all-night kind of book.
I don’t like giving bad reviews but unfortunately, I don’t recommend this book and give it two stars.


Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction.

Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been published in over forty languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and is now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second thriller.

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