Into The Water by Paula HawkinsInto The Water by Paula Hawkins

Into The Water

byPaula Hawkins

Hardcover | May 2, 2017

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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.
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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Title:Into The WaterFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.27 × 6.36 × 1.32 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Couldn't finish Was looking forward to reading after girl on the train but could not finish this. Not the turns I was hoping for.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Follows in the dragging footsteps of Girl on the Train A seemingly unpopular opinion, I found the book more gripping than "Girl on The Train" but still lacking in fluidity of story and character development. Paula's style of telling the story as narrated by several different characters while remaining vague and unrelenting in revealing plot lines made the book difficult for me to follow, boring overall, and I lost my ambition to finish out my day-on-the-couch-reading, and instead daydreamed about all of the other books on my to-read that weren't this one.
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok i love this book and would 10/10 recommend to anyone interested.
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disappointed Lacking suspense and very predictable.
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not For Me I'm not surprised I didn't like this book; mysteries have never really interested me. But, I thought I would give this one a shot, considering all of the good things I'd heard about it, but it didn't exceed my expectations at all. The writing style was good, though, and I am still planning on reading Girl in the Train at some point in the future, but reading this book has made me push that future date back a little more. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I read quite a bit over the last few days. The plot-twists left me shocked and confused in the best way. It left me thinking hard, pondering every detail of the book. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I read quite a bit over the last few days. The plot-twists left me shocked and confused in the best way. It left me thinking hard, pondering every detail of the book. I would definitely recommend.
Date published: 2017-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Mystery! I really enjoyed this and if you're a fan of the current trend of mysteries/thrillers, you'll probably enjoy this too! It's similar in writing style to Hawkins's The Girl on the Train, but I found the ending of Into the Water was a little less over-the-top (as was the whole plot in general, in my opinion).
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit confusing The story line was great but how it jumps from character to character, and from past to present can get a little confusing at times. Overall a decent book.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good read! I loved a girl on the train so i had a very high expectation going into reading it! it was a very good book !
Date published: 2017-10-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Found it somewhat dry at times.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Found it somewhat dry at times.
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from If you are expecting Girl On The Train, may want to skip this Good overall book but read it for its own merits and do not expect to get the same as Girl on The Train. A bit slow a couple times but still a good read.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed This book really dragged on. Definitely not the best follow up to "Girl on the Train"
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A poor second novel a huge waste of time and very disappointing - "The Girl on the Train" while not compelling did keep my interest - this second novel was long, silly and sad. A chore to read.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too many characters to keep up with The amount of characters was overwhelming. Unless you plan to read this in one sitting, it's too confusing to get invested. Loved Girl on the Train and really wanted to love this one too but no, it's a total let down.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I could not get "into" this book. I started several times but had to stop because I was not interested in wanting to know "what happens next." I found this very slow.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not great! I was really excited to read this because I loved "The Girl on the Train", but it wasn't quite as good. It took me awhile to finish, it's a bit of a slow read with a huge twist on the ending. Overall a good slow read.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not that good I was expecting so much after the girl on the train but it fell flat for me...
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it!!!!! although it isn't the girl on the train, it is a close second!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok this is such a great book! I loved the plot, storyline, and everything in between!
Date published: 2017-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from eh this was a respected, well written story, however I really had problems with some tropes and some parts just didn't seem genuine.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dragged out I thought it was a bit dragged out, a lot of characters,slow to read.Good at the end,but i felt getting there was slow.
Date published: 2017-09-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Couldn't finish I found the plot hard to follow in this book and too many characters. I couldn't finish it but will try to pick it up again and can hopefully follow the plot a little better.
Date published: 2017-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from yes Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellently Complex Story Where I can see why there was disappointment in this book, compared to the girl on the train, looking at this one on it's own - it was a great story. The history and complexity of this town and the people who live in it are what made it so great. You never really felt like you understood what was really going on until the last pages.
Date published: 2017-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from twists and turns love the twists in this book !!!
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read Great pick if you are looking for a quick who-done-it. Full of surprising twists and untrustworthy characters.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh I was expecting more. It was a slow read and hard to get into really slowed my reading down...
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down I bought this and had it read within a few days. Page turner.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than the girl on the train loved it recommended it to my book club
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from no This has to be the weirdest book I have read. What a bunch of descriptive nonsense
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Lots of twist and turns. Couldn't put this book down. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh Her writing is beautiful, and there were definitely a few heartfelt moments that got me thinking about my own life problems, but at the end of the day, I eventually found myself really anxious for the book to end. It kind of fell short of my expectations, I was hoping it would have more depth than it did. I think if she hadn't written this as a mystery novel, I would have enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I finished this book in 2 days and found it very easy to read and it held my interest all the way through.
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Fantastic, absolutely fantastic, so full of life...
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written It is as if you are in the main characters head, you see what she sees, feel what she feels. Very well written. A good read, worth the time spent reading
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Had high expectations I had really high expectations after reading and loving Girl on the Train. I did enjoy this book, but at a personal fault, I think I put too high of expectations on what it would be like. It was a good read, and I would recommend. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it!!! I really loved this book as much as Girl on The Rain ok maybe even better. It was captivating a page turner and many twists and turns. The way she blended between past and present and the characters was intriguing. The suspense was always there I couldn't put it down. A really great read
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent read alright but nothing special
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from no not a great read, needs some improvement
Date published: 2017-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly surprised I wasn't really sure what to expect from Paula Hawkins after having read The Girl on the Train (which I absolutely loved!!!), but I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. The story takes a while to develop and there are some parts which seem a little far fetched, but overall this was a great summer read to enjoy pool side.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I loved this book and read it within a few days. I am one of the rare ones who actually enjoyed this one better than Girl on the Train.
Date published: 2017-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Very Well Crafted Story I really enjoyed this book, and I think it was better than Girl on The Train; and I really enjoyed that one. This story starts out with introductions to the characters with their different points of view and there are a lot of characters. We are also treated to a bit of history about the lake/river bed where this story takes place. The story has a slow unfolding past connected to the present and it is very intriguing along with the authors beautiful writing. She can create atmosphere and mood so well and there were parts of this book that raise the hairs on your neck when reading. The last quarter of the book unfolds with lots of revelations and secrets which are reveled at a dizzying pace all tumbling to a satisfying conclusion. Loved it !! Super Good Read.
Date published: 2017-09-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed the characters in this novel better than those in The Girl on the Train. The plot is the right amount of suspenseful.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Good Read! Not her best work, but still a good story
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Three stars Lightly suspenseful. An overabundance of points of view.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from eh I was expecting something better.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read from the start I enjoyed the intrigue in the book. I give it 4 stars only because it got a bit predictable and there were too many characters in my opinion.
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thriller Creepy. Doesn't make sense until the end
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet What a sweet little story, I would recommend this to all my friends. I really enjoyed reading this book. What an inspiring book, kudos to the author. I love these types of books, they are so full of life. Wonderfully written, it was a pleasure to read. Wish there were more books like these.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great read I really enjoyed this book. Some slow parts but the character development and the unveiling of the towns history and its inhabitants made for a good read. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys main stream mystery or psychological thrillers.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from slow and disjointed I loved The Girl on the Train and was really looking forward to this one. Sadly, it did not live up to my expectations. Too many characters that were awkwardly tied together, and I found the writing draggy, and boring. It felt like it needed a good edit. I finished it, as I wanted to see how it ended, but it was truly a slog.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read A decent enough plot but way too many 'voices' in the storytelling. Who knew that Nel was a short form for Danielle - I always thought it was Dani????
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Intriguing read, but hard to follow. I loved the mystery in this novel, however it was written from so many points of view I found it hard to keep track of who was who.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from hmmm.. It was a decent read.. I was able to see where the ending was going by mid-book.... nothing special. I loved Girl on the Train but this wasn't anything in comparison..
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! This was an awesome read! A little confusing at the beginning until you can figure out who all the characters are (similar narrative as girl on the train but more characters) but I really enjoyed seeing how everyone connects. The story kept me guessing throughout and I was surprised by the ending.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great thriller It must be a very daunting task to have to follow up a book like Girl on the Train, but Hawkins did it - I think this one is actually a lot better. Very dark and atmospheric, with a great mystery and some unlikable characters. I read this in only three sittings!
Date published: 2017-08-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from But.. I enjoyed this book, but its still not going to beat the girl on the train for me
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I loved this book! I had just finished Girl on the Train and wanted to read more from this author. This is a great read. I found it hard to put it down.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3.5 stars As I was reading the book I definitely felt like I was going to give this book a 4-4.5 start review, that was until I got to the end. It was good, don't get me wrong, but when I got to the end I felt almost robbed.
Date published: 2017-08-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book for a summer read Not too heavy, but with lots of mystery. Takes on some tough subject matter so may not be suitable for all readers.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A bit dissapointed This book was by far better than the girl on the train but I was still very disappointed while reading it.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't Enjoy It As Much As I Thought I Would I really loved "The Girl on the Train," but this one took me longer to read and didn't feel quite as suspenseful. I wish I would have liked it more.
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Three Stars Lightly suspenseful. An overabundance of points of view.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not great Not as good as the girl on the train
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful Loved it couldn't put it down
Date published: 2017-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Complex connections Once you get past all the characters and the constant switch from one character to another, you get sucked into the spiral of lies. It is worth it to get to the surprise ending. Good representation of how we all write different stories of the same events in our minds.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not as clever I only moderately enjoyed this book, though I had high hopes because of her first novel. From a literary perspective it was well-written, with all the water imagery and metaphors, but the mystery itself was fairly ordinary. I did not find the ending to be terribly surprising or clever.
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read This book is written through the view of many different characters throughout the story line. While i enjoy this type of reading, others may find this a little hard to follow. Its not a book to read in a noisy place, you need to concentrate a little more to fully follow the story. Even so, I really enjoyed the book!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as The Girl on The Train This book carried Hawkins legacy with another great book! I read this in one day at the cottage, I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very disappointing I loved "The Girl on the Train" and was looking forward to reading "Into the Water" but I found it confusing and slow. It was very hard to get into.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as bad as people are making it out to be Although this book had a different style to it than The Girl On the Train, it was still extremely enjoyable. This book was extremely entertaining, although I do admit it was slightly confusing at the start because there were so many characters and it was hard to keep tabs on who was who. Eventually, when no more new characters were introduced, the book was so good and extremely hard to put down. And then at the very last page, a huge twist, bigger than anything beyond any reader's wild imagination, is revealed.. leaving the reader thinking for days after
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspense I loved it! couldn't put it down
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down I bought this last week to enjoy at a cottage in case it was raining. The sun was shining and I couldn't put it down to go outside! I really enjoyed Girl On The Train but I think I enjoyed this one even more! The characters were flawed and compelling, the mystery was well played out, and I could picture myself where the characters were. 10/10 would recommend!
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not a huge fan of this one.... Bought this book because of the rave reviews and having enjoyed the author's previous book. Though the writing was still good, I was disappointed. By the time I found out what has happening in the story, I didn't really care anymore. The novel also ends with you still not knowing what happened to every character. Overall, not worth the time.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Into the Water Overall, I enjoyed this book but I initially had a hard time getting into it. The book follows multiple points of view and I had a hard time following. However, once I got into it, I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoying but lacking suspense. Although this wasn't an intense page-turner like Girl on the Train, or other recently read thrillers, I enjoyed the pace and story. Hawkins used both first and third person narrative, sharing the story through multiple characters. You know almost from the start who the suspicious characters are and who is to blame, but there are a few reveals that help keep the story interesting. It's more about the story itself, the way the characters are working their way through their issues, than it is about the mystery. The mystery is in the background, falling behind emotion, opinions, and a whole lot of misconceptions. Just don't expect to be scared, or riddled with suspense - it's not that kind of thriller.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! Such an enjoyable read! I couldn't put this book down without finishing it
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from pretty good read I was eager to read this book after her first one. The descriptive writing was very good- I could imagine the sound and even the smell of the river, but there were so many characters I found myself having to check back to remember who was who. The ending was a surprise, but almost made no sense (motive) and I felt that it was just written that way for the shock value.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Thriller, Clear a Day to Read I found this book to be amazing! I had been waiting for its release and anticipating it since the reviews had compared it to "The Girl on the Train" and "Gone Girl." I love the fact that the author decided to make this book from so many different perspectives, although for the first couple "chapters/perspectives of characters" I found it hard to remember who was who, and who I had just read from. I often had to go back and look to scan over there last chapter to make sure I was on the right track. I found the story to have many twists and constantly had me changing my thoughts of what had happened. I highly recommend this, take a "sick" day and read it!
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Looks good Enjoyed Girl on the Train so looking forward to reading this
Date published: 2017-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Highly Anticipated but doesn't Deliver I was so looking forward to this book after reading Girl on a Train....I thought what could go wrong? I read only about 100 pages as I just couldn't get into the story. No compelling characters and the imagery of water just seemed misplaced.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Her Writing Has Evolved for the Better! I pre-ordered this to be sure I got my hands on it for summer and was well worth the effort! Her writing has evolved and is a better read for me personally, as I enjoyed Girl on the Train but didn’t think it was as fantastic as some other reviews. I liked the short “chapters” and that each one was focused on the character and I found it easy to remember who was who by the way she wrote them. Bravo! Fabulous 2nd novel!
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected I was pretty disappointed by Girl on the Train, but this book was so much better than i thought it could be. Started off slow, but after half way into the book it was really gripping. Would definitely recommend to give it a try even though you might be skeptical about it.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the read! I personally enjoyed Into the Water much more than The Girl on the Train. Although both novels have a similar narrative structure, Into the Water have more than a dozen narrators and could be hard to keep up for the readers. However, I enjoyed knowing what each character is thinking deep inside and enjoyed the suspense throughout the novel!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small Town, Big Sins and a Bit of Murder It took me a while to get into this book. I appreciated the multiple points of view and it kept the storyline interesting. My biggest critique is I felt there was a bit too much back and forth for my liking. I would have preferred a few less points of view in favour of a bit more depth to some of the characters. I enjoyed "The Girl on the Train" more but I would definitely still recommend "Into the Water" and enjoyed it. Give it a try!
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A disappointing second novel for Paula Hawkins. This book was all over the place with some highs but mostly lows. There were some parts where I wanted to keep reading to learn the characters' connections to the victims in question. However, at times, I felt like I was trying to keep track of all the characters and the perspectives they were speaking from. It lacked originality and the face pace of "Girl on the Train."
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than The Girl on the Train! Paula Hawkins did such a good job writing this. The story was way more dark and twisty than i expected it to be and i loved it!
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid follow up I really enjoyed this author's first novel, and I found 'Into the Water' had the same suspenseful flow. It's a quick and engaging read. Definitely keeps the reader wanting more.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay The book was a good read however it only becomes interested about 3/4 of the way through. Not to mention there are far too many characters to keep track of. I will say that the twists and turns (once they happen) are pretty good!
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Into the Water Way better than Girl on the Train. A great thriller.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from decent Expected more to be honest.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A disappointing second novel for Paula Hawkins. This book was all over the place with some highs but mostly lows. There were some parts where I wanted to keep reading to learn the characters' connections to the victims in question. However, at times, I felt like I was trying to keep track of all the characters and the perspectives they were speaking from. It lacked originality and the face pace of "Girl on the Train."
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An OK Read This book was tedious, but not horrible.
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Better than Paula hawkin's The girl on the train, was way better than I thought it would be
Date published: 2017-07-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I loved Girl On The Train and pre-ordered Into The Water. Into the Water was a little slow to get into especially with all of the characters going back and forth. But once I hit the halfway mark, the plot started to pick up and I had a hard time putting it down. I enjoyed it to the very end.
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay It was hard to keep track of who was who with the chapters being in different perspectives for the first half of the book. Kept having to flip back and forth.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Great I was hoping this would be just as thrilling as Girl On The Train but there were way too many different points of views to follow that left me unable to get attached to the characters
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Exceeds Expectations I purchased this book after reading Paula Hawkin's, The Girl on the Train and was not disappointed. After being so engaged and awestruck by The Girl On the Train, I was really looking forward to starting this book. I was pleasantly met with the same feelings of enthusiasm, suspense, and excitement from this book cover to cover. I may be a tad bias as I have just recently gotten into suspense and mystery novels, but I found this book a great read as the characters were easily relatable and for the majority of the book, Hawkin's kept you guessing, having you make multiple assumptions throughout the book only to have your mind, blown at the end leaving you in awe and in a way, sort of shaken up. I would definitely recommend this book to any individual ready to have their brain wracked.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Way to many characters I honestly returned this book to Indigo after 100 pages. It was confusing the way it bounced from character to character and you never really get a chance to get attached to any one character. You almost hate them all because you're left in the dark why everyone hates the Nella character! After reading more reviews i decided to not waste my time, even heard the ending was super anti-climatic!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from disappointing After the long wait, I finally got my chance to read this book. It's written everywhere that if you've liked 'Girl on the Train', you'll definitely like this. Well, I don't think so. Although the story is from the same author, it is entirely different from the previous one. I wanted to like it but unfortunately, I couldn't get past 30%. First, the book has no in-depth on any of the characters. All the characters are too shallow so you can't really understand any of them. Secondly, there are SO many characters and the book is written from everyone's POV. So many perspectives, that I lost track of the story and I started focusing on who is who and what he/she went through the last time it was in the book. We read for pleasure but in a book where I have to struggle remembering characters, and how are they related to the victim and who is doing what -- well... I can't continue. I had high hopes for this book but sadly...it was disappointing. I wonder if they ever made a movie out of it, would it be interesting or not! 2-Star!
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I was really looking forward to this one after reading Girl on the Train. However, I found there were a lot of characters and moving parts in this book so it was confusing for me at times trying to remember who everyone was and how they fit into the story. It was sort of predictable BUT overall I did enjoy reading it.
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anti-climatic I enjoyed reading this story and found parts to be very page turning. However, once I got to the last few pages I found myself let down. I felt like there were many questions left unanswered and the ending to be kind of disappointing. I would still recommend giving it a read, but be prepared for an anti-climatic ending
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not awful Lightly suspenseful. An overabundance of points of view.
Date published: 2017-06-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was really excited to read Hawkins latest text as I really enjoyed Girl on the Train. And perhaps the 2 star review is a bit unfair - my expectations were so high. I found this text rather confusing to read - there are too many characters in this small town (both contemporary and historical) and each short chapter takes one of them as narrator. It seems as though we are getting 10 people's stories cut up into bits and mixed in with the others. And I just, well, don't care about any of them. The character development is lacking and the characters just seem - flat. It took me a very long time to read this book.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, sometimes obvious I enjoyed it, although I did see some of the twists coming.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excited! Just received the book, I can't wait to read it!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Currently reading and enjoying. Provides the same level of mystery and intrigue as "The Girl on the Train". Enjoying the fact that the story is told from several different perspectives.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!! I really liked The Girl On the Train, and when I saw Paula Hawkins had a new book out I knew I had to grab it. I'm so glad I did. Into the Water takes everything I loved about TGOTT and blows it away. A story about the mysterious drowning deaths of women in a small British village and the men who were involved, the main character, Jules, and her niece, Lena, are wounded, flawed, and incredibly, amazingly strong. This book gripped me from beginning to end, not just for the answer to the mystery, but for the outcome of all the female characters stuck in this poor village.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Into the Water Seeing mixed reviews here but still looking forward to reading this
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks good looks like a really good book!!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable This wasn't a nail-biting thriller. It was predictable, albeit well written and it held a steady pace. There were just enough disturbing side stories to keep me interested as the main mystery was easily solved. Throw in your classic old crazy lady who talks to dead people and you've got yourself a story. You definitely won't catch me visiting this town and its deadly river!
Date published: 2017-06-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from a good read didnt like it as much as the girl on the train, but it was still a really good read! not as fast paced as i wouldve liked
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed Like several other commenters wrote, I found this book a disappointing read. I agree there were too many characters. I also had to go back and forth to re-read certain parts to understand who they were and how they were involved in the story.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan I could not get into this book for the life of me, there was to many characters and it was really hard to follow. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2017-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad. I really enjoyed reading "The Girl on the Train" so I purchased this book as well. Many characters and story line very slow. I did have to go back and fourth to re-read certain parts to get a better understanding but once I did I was not able to put it down. "Into the Water" has its pros and cons but it is not a book that I would read again.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too hard to keep track of the characters Each chapter is from the viewpoint of a different character, found the book very hard to sort out. Now who is this again ? What's their story ? Disappointed
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I bought this book last Friday (June 9) and had it finished by Sunday (June 11). I couldn't put it down. I was expecting a little more suspense, a little more of a thriller, but overall I was pleased. I was expecting a little more of an explosion for an ending, however I still thought it was a good book. Not as good as The Girl on the Train, but pretty close.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent read I expected a bit more in terms of suspense and the mystery which was hyped up.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Too many characters After a mysterious death of a writer named Danielle Abbott (aka Nel), and a teenage girl named Katie, the community of Beckford slowly reveals how these ladies died in the river. There were a lot of characters in this book and it was confusing who everyone was. It took me halfway through to get into the story and I liked "The Girl on the Train" much more.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good book! I am half-way through this book and I really enjoy it. Only negative point, a lot of characters to remember. I like it more than her first book.
Date published: 2017-06-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I loved the Girl on the Train, however I made sure to hold this book to its own standard versus trying to compare the two. I did enjoy this read, and thought the book was well written. I think they only issue i had is there were too many characters to keep track, which did make it confusing from time to time. The ending fell slightly short, however i liked how you knew where character ended off.
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read, couldn't put it down! I read this over a weekend at the cottage. I could not put it down. It's so suspenseful, and the town and its obsession with the water is fascinating, it really adds to the mystery. The characters are all flawed and complex, and the way their stories come together is intriguing. I think I liked it better than The Girl On The Train. Must read!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Couldn't put it down great read.
Date published: 2017-06-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Overall good read - fast-paced and suspenseful
Date published: 2017-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from okay Why do I get the feeling that this author's publishers wanted her to write another book because of the success of The Girl on the Train, and so, she did. Very poorly. Happens sometimes.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A True Page Turner I bought this last month and it was the best book I've read so far this year
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read Loved this book.....what an amazing author! Could not put it down!
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than Girl On The Train I did not like Girl on the Train. I thoroughly enjoyed this book though. It was so good with some surprises.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible I really looked forward to this book coming out but was sadly disappointed. It was not written well at all. Way to many characters to keep track of. Lost interest really fast.
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings I wanted to love this book. A girl on the train was amazing, probably one of my favourite books I've read recently. Into the Water just didn't live up to my hype. It was slow moving, it had the potential all to be a great mystery, but it fell short. I was quite disappointed in the ending. Not entirely sure I would recommend it, although it could make for a decent discussion.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Into The Water I was actually really disappointed with this book. I enjoyed 'Girl on the Train' and thought this would be just as good. I just couldn't get into the story at all and had a really hard time finishing it. Not was I expected at all.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book!! Best book ever!! Amazing book!! Best book ever!!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Divided I'm divided about this book. I was curious because I really liked "Girl on a Train" but I wasn't in love with this story. I feel like she beat us over the head with the metaphors about the river and there was just a point where you're like "wow okay we get it water." None of the characters were really likeable or interesting and Jules (or Julia) was the only one I kind of liked. Everyone else was just downright cruel to one another. And Nel. God i hated Nel. Even if she didn't taunt her sister with the rape she was still a bitch to pretty much everyone and I hate that Jules felt bad for her treatment of her because it was Nel who should have apologized. But she never did. She just whined at her and called her evil things and we're supposed to feel bad for her? Nope. Not at all. Nope. There was a lot of Red Herrings. Every chapter we were blaming someone else and then suddenly it was someone else. It was hard to keep track of how everyone was connected and who saw who's mom died and who was sleeping with who. Mark was a dick and they kept trying to justify it by saying "oh he was a good guy who loved her" no he was a dick who fucked a fifteen year old and was too horny to wait. But even if he had to wait he was still going after a fifteen year old and then blaming everyone but himself. Only thinking about himself. What would happen to him and not what would happen to her. And Sean brushing off the fact that the woman he was banging he was also investigating the death of. No one seemed to have an issue of that. They all justified it and so did he. He cheats on his wife, he kills the main and investigates her death and just ... what no. There were no "good men" in this novel despite the author insisting that there were. Patrick was a piece of work. I really don't think his sexist rants were needed and he went from 0 to 100 really fast! And then he was obsessed with his daughter in law. And he lied about the murder because he was protecting his son again? But there was no hint of that. Everything seemed to come out of the left wing like a slap to the face and then change directions really quickly. It wasn't the best. It was interesting at times and I don't think it was terrible and I might have to read it again to see if there were any clues or hints about what was going to happen but I didn't like it enough to read again.
Date published: 2017-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow moving plot 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.)
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Love Paula's style of writing, every chapter coming from another's perspective so that you know every side of every story! She does always make you wait right up until the end to know for sure who did what but a great read nonetheless!
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Although not as good as her first thriller, this book is definitely a must read.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't Put It Down It was a great read! At first it was tough to keep track of each of the characters, but once I understood who they were, I was enthralled. I had to finish it in one sitting. I enjoyed this book much more than The Girl On the Train. I felt I could connect better to the humanity of the characters, and the story that threaded through the community was more tangible. While it's a story of many characters, it's hard not to be captivated by the mystery of the water itself.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it Some heavy content warnings for readers who want to avoid descriptions of sexual assault, domestic violence, and suicide. I found the relationships between the characters to be rather interesting, and it certainly opens up a discussion around certain topics that I thought was missing in Girl On a Train. That being said, this book was very heavy on the heart and I found some chapters to be hard to get through.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from <3 great book! but not as suspensil
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read Good read, didn't want to set it down. Very well written
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This novel got me hooked from the beginning, it really keeps your interest in what really happened to Nel. A must read!!
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! It is truly one of a kind, very inspiring and well written! Must read!
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second novel from Hawkins Paula Hawkins' first novel, The Girl on the Train, was a runaway success. Her much anticipated second novel is Into the Water. Jules is returning to her hometown, not because she ever wanted to see the place again, but because her sister has died and her fifteen year old daughter Lena is alone. Nel died in the Drowning Pool - a bend in the river that has claimed the life of more than one woman in Beckford. (The prologue opens with the death of one of those other women.) The question is - did Nel jump or was she pushed? Her death follows on the heels of a teenager who also recently died in the Drowning Pool. "Beckford is a place to get rid of troublesome women." Into the Water is told from many, many different voices - there are actually 14 different points of view, which I admit I did find a bit confusing in the beginning, until I sorted them all out in my head. There are lots of unreliable narrators to choose from! The narrative also switches from present to past for the key players. We slowly find out what has happened in the past that may, no - does, have an impact on the present. There are many secrets in this village as well. The reader slowly becomes privy to them as they are revealed by the salient characters. The choices for those with a reason to kill Nel are many. But why the teenager? There is a character included who claims she is a psychic and more. Her inclusion had me wondering if there would be a mythical element to the current day deaths. There are other mentions of smells and glimpses of someone there, but not, that added to that ethereal feeling. "Some say the women left something of themselves in the water, some say it retains some of their power, for ever since then it has drawn to its shores the unlucky, the desperate, the unhappy, the lost. they come here to swim with their sisters. I found I was not as drawn to lead character Jules as much as I was to some of the supporting players. She is emotionally wounded from her childhood in Beckford, but despite her past, I found it hard to connect with her. (There are many wounded souls in this village.) I did find myself quite drawn to Lena and old Nicky, the psychic. The water is a key character in the book as well - water imagery flows throughout the book. ...they never saw what the water really was, greenish-black and filled with living things and dying things." The path to the final whodunit is clever. With so many characters with reason and motivation to kill, it's impossible to determine who the final whodunit might be. And I'm happy to say I was wrong - Hawkins includes a nice little twist at the end that negated my guess. For this reader, Into the Water didn't quite reach the same level of suspense as The Girl on the Train, but I still found it to be a page-turning read, as I could not predict where the story was going to go. It's slower paced, but no less addicting. Add this one to your summer reading list.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing to brag about There was so much talk about this book, I decided to read it. Very disappointed. I loved The Girl on The Train, but Into the Water was not as I expected. To many characters to keep track of, and at the end of the book I still could not figure out how they were all connected. There was a couple of times I wanted to stop reading this book, but I kept on. Glad I am finished it, now I don't have to read anymore of it. Did not like it at all. I would feel bad recommending this to someone. #indigoemployee
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I thought this was a great novel, I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not What I Expected I was disappointed in this book. Was very dark subject matter and not as suspenseful as I had hoped. I also found myself confessed as there was several Character's in the book, I would not recommend this.
Date published: 2017-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love it! First I love the cover. Second, I love the book and all it's content #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good read I had pre ordered this book online then heard a lot of mixed reviews which kinda scared me but I wanted to still check it out for myself. Im glad I did cause I enjoyed it, it wasn't the best book ive read but it definitely was a good read. At first it can be a bit confusing with all the characters but it all comes together once you hit around page 100. If you enjoyed the girl on the train chances are you will enjoy this one. hope this helps
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amaizing read Couldn't put it down, love the second book from this author, we can really see her writing evolve
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Very good story. I recommend this book
Date published: 2017-05-19

Editorial Reviews

#1 National Bestseller#1 International Bestseller#1 New York Times Bestseller"Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph." —Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go   "Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!" —Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door"Into the Water is, first and foremost, a highly addictive read [that] contains all the elements that made The Girl on the Train famous in the first place. The narrative transfixes; its short chapters and multiple perspectives pull the reader in immediately and refuse to let go until the very last page is turned. Into the Water is well-written, well-structured and well-crafted. It delivers, too, on dark mood [and] twisted emotion. . . . All told, Into the Water may even be a better book than The Girl on the Train." —Toronto Star"There's no denying that when it comes to tension you could cut with a knife, no one does it better than Hawkins." —New York Post"Addicting. . . . This novel has a little something for anyone looking for their next binge-read." —Marie Claire"A captivating contemporary whodunit. . . . Suspense churns and the plot keeps you guessing." —People Magazine "Suspenseful, compelling and full of masterful twists and turns. . . . This book will have you enthralled." —Canadian Living"Into the Water captures all the suspense and terrifying emotions of [The Girl on the Train], but it beams with a maturity in writing and in storytelling that will draw her fans right back over the edge. . . . The novel also flows with an instinctual understanding of relationships, young love, devoted friendships and dedication to duty, familial faults and small-town paranoia." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune"The twists deliver in the final stretch, down to the last sentence." —TIME"Highly suspenseful. . . . All these intrigues are teased out with impressive skill by Ms. Hawkins, who tells a complex narrative . . . in a chronicle whose final pages yield startling revelations." —The Wall Street Journal"Hawkins constructs a bracing, knotty ride in which the ghosts of the past come back to haunt those living in the present." —W Magazine"Hawkins has a real gift for exploring the manner in which we constantly turn things over in our minds, crafting inner monologues both rich and relatable. . . . A lively, compelling and surprisingly empathetic and humane page-turner." —The A.V. Club"Hawkins should be congratulated, both for daring to try something new, and for doing it well." —Daily Telegraph"[A] Page-turner. . . . [Into the Water is a] thriller that intersects complicated cultural narratives of adolescent sexuality, the often fraught relationships between daughters, mothers and sisters and the relationship between 'good men' and 'troublesome women.'" —Jezebel"You’ll burn through this one!" —People Style Watch"Twisty and compulsive. . . . Hawkins skillfully delves into the psyche of each character, extracting their feelings, fears and fallacies, slowly ramping up the psychological suspense as she goes." —BookPage "A box of fascinating puzzle pieces to assemble" —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Into the Water is very different—expect beautiful descriptions and deeper layers—but you'll still want to race to the end to find out what happens." —The Sun (UK) "Contains just as many hair-raising plot twists as [The Girl on the Train]. This time, Hawkins's absorbing and chilling cast of mothers, daughters and sisters grapples with the implications of memory, exploring what happens when our conflicting recollections of personal histories collide to destroy the present." —Harper's Bazaar"An intriguing pop-feminist tale of small-town hypocrisy, sexual politics, and wrongs that won't rinse clean." —Entertainment Weekly"Hawkins keeps you guessing until the final page." —Real Simple"Hawkins is a master of waging emotional warfare among her characters against a backdrop of murder. Into the Water is one to read with the lights on." —SF Weekly  "Creepy from the get-go." —Fort Worth Star-Telegram"Hawkins returns to the rotating-narration style of her breakout debut, giving voice to an even broader cast this time. . . . Order by the ton." —Booklist, starred review"Dark, spellbinding. . . . Hawkins keeps readers guessing while exploring the overt and subtle ways trauma, grief and long-buried secrets can affect minds, hearts and motivations." —Shelf Awareness "The payoff packs a satisfying punch." —Publishers Weekly"A noirish beach read that might make you think twice about dipping a toe in those dark, chilly waters." —USA Today"In this era of nasty women and alternative facts, there's a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light." —Vogue"A unputdownable, smart, thoughtful thriller." —PopSugar"[Into the Water] pulses with an excitement that flows into the writing and charges up the pace as the story peaks with a one-two punch. Hawkins lands the final blow with impeccable timing." —San Francisco Chronicle