Into The Water: A Novel by Paula HawkinsInto The Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins

Into The Water: A Novel

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 Water: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.27 × 6.36 × 1.32 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it! Enjoyed the book a lot. Looping forward to her next book!
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from liked this book I liked this book...but I didn't love it None of the characters where overly lovable. the story line was interesting and kept me relatively interested but took me a little while to finish.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Even better than girl on the train! I had major withdrawal symptoms after the ''girl on the train'', had started going through all the related recommendations and found this one at my chapter's recommendation wall. I was even more impressed. Same great style, same captivating characters but the ending is even more riveting than the original!
Date published: 2018-04-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from i enjoyed it I enjoyed this book. it wasn't a wow gotta tell everyone about it book, but it was a good read.
Date published: 2018-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I loved this book.. I am a fan of the author, and she delivered again! It had suspense and was a really good read.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dull at Times I found this book a little dull to read and therefore took me a lot longer to finish than expected. I am used to suspense novels to have a quicker pace, or more intrigue which make them difficult to put down. This story was also told from the POV of quite a few different characters and honestly a few of them could have been left out and the story would not have suffered. The best part was the last few pages! Great plot twist.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I wanted to love this.. but it was a major disappointment! I loved her other book, The girl on the train. This book was nothing like that, there were too many characters- none of them likable. It was hard to follow at times and there was never the "what happens next???" moment. This was not a page turner, it was a bit dull and uneventful. I was frustrated more than anything. The end was also very confusing. I would give it 2.5 stars at most.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slow to Start, Hard to Put Down What starts slowly, as the beginning chapters of one character's manuscript, picks up and demands to be read. What quickly becomes clear is this small town of Beckford has a lot of secrets - most of them unpleasant. This book will have you pointing fingers and naming suspects from the get-go, up until the last few pages where the last few twists and turns, sharp and unexpected, play out. Do yourself a favour: Read. This. Book.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOve it! I bought this book, because I loved the girl on the train and decided to give this one a try as well since it's by the same author. There's a bunch of plot twists in it which makes the book a page turner. Couldn't put it down! #plumreview
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SUPERB THIS EXCELLENT ,MYSTERY AND PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER WILL WANT TO KEEP YOU READING MORE
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Pass it up I wasn't really enthralled with this book. I didn't find the characters particularly engaging and the story mesmerizing. By the end, I felt it was obvious what had happened so the "shocking" ending wasn't really so shocking. It was more of a relief to finally be talking about the elephant in the room. Overall, I wasn't a fan of Hawkin's debut novel and I wasn't much of a fan of this one. I wouldn't recommend. It's too dense for a popcorn read and not really worth the time and effort.
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was ok I wasn't too impressed. It wasn't what I expected.
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I liked it It took a while to get into this one. Too many perspectives. However, it all came together in the end. It was hard to read at first, but then it hooked me. I really enjoyed it.
Date published: 2018-03-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay. I loved the girl on the train and was really excited to read this book. After reading this book I was a bit disappointed. I liked the point of view of the other characters but, it was a slow read sometimes hard to get into.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different This book wasn't what I expected. I enjoyed how the stories of the many characters came together. The changing of p.o.vs made question everyone. I didn't suspect a thing. A good read
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Was so excited for this book but... It took way to long to get into. Plot was slow and boring. Did not enjoy it
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I was recommended this book due to my love for the genre, but I ended up not really enjoying it. It took me forever to get into it (page 170, I remember looking down and thinking this was WAY too long). There were too many characters and I could not keep up, this also could be because I kept putting off reading this so it took about 2 months. I would not recommend it.
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Riveting!!! LOVED!!! Even more than "Girl On The Train" and that is saying a lot! Riveting...heart stopping...MUST READ!!!
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from a surprising read This book had me hooked! The author did a great job of portraying love and family, it has sad elements, great storyline and swists, so many characters.
Date published: 2018-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner Amazing novel! Couldn't put it down as I had my own predictions and theories of what happened and constantly wanting to know if I was right.....and shocked to find that I was wrong for some things. Lots of perspectives which threw me for a loop in the beginning but was great to see the different points of view. Definitely the same feel/vibe as Girl on the Train!
Date published: 2018-02-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than The Girl on the Train I enjoyed The Girl on the Train, and honestly wasn't expecting this book to be nearly as good. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the storyline and plot twists much more in this novel. Definitely recommend to any Paula Hawkins fans.
Date published: 2018-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to get lost in This book held me and I just wanted to know what would happen next. At times truly heartbreaking, but the pace always keeping you moving ahead.
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page Turner for sure I had a hard time putting it down, kept you interested and guessing the whole story! also really liked the multiple characters narrating, even though once in a while I would have to flip back to remember who was who but had them all straight after about half way!
Date published: 2018-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A step up from "The Girl on the Train" This book caught my attention from the second I started it. It did not disappoint! Although easy to predict, it still had me guessing throughout. ...Never underestimate the love, strength and ability of a family to protect one another.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read The beginning is a little hard to follow, but stay with it you wont regret it.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting read This was an interesting one. It pulls you along an interesting journey, one of those books where you never quite know where it is leading you. Very intriguing, and interesting read. Not terribly exciting, but I enjoyed it!
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good book This was a good book, however, in my opinion it is nowhere near as good as The Girl on the Train.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sophisticated mystery Firstly, I agree wholeheartedly with the review by "Chihoe". I devour anything in the suspense/psychological thriller genre. And I was a huge fan of The Girl on the Train so I wasn't sure if Into the Water could live up to the hype of her first book. In my view it was even better! I personally enjoy the author's style of various characters narrating their parts of the story. It makes it more of a puzzle for the reader. But it's not everyone's cup of tea as I learned in my book club last year (I chose The Girl on the Train for our club). With Into the Water, the author once again employed that same narrative style and ending up creating an even more sophisticated, complex novel. I liked that I had to really think, sometimes even re-read some sections of the book. It was an enjoyable challenge. In this book I also felt like I got a much stronger sense of each character. The author is clever at not over describing her characters, but instead slowly sharing nuanced details to gain insight into each character's motivations and weaknesses. I found the river in this book was practically a character in itself. I enjoyed the care the author took in setting the scene and mood of the town and the impact of the river on the community. This book had me guessing right up to the end. Kudos to the author.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read I enjoyed this book, can't wait to read more by this author
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Great author love her books
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting An interesting and immersive thriller. I would say that some get hooked and others may not, depending on the pace of the story. I think it was interesting.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from i like the book i read into the water last year it was a great thriller book lot of action i like the whole book
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Definitely pass Drawn out story. Finished it but not satisfied with the story.
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard Pass This book did not draw me in at all, I couldn't get get into it. Had to put it down.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tough Read Was disappointed in this read. Hard read to get through, nothing got me hooked on the book.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was great! It took me awhile to get my head wrapped around all the different characters while reading the different points of view, but once I got going it was hard to put down. It was most definitely a page turner. There were a couple of open endings that I wished she had cleared up, but it didn't take away from the great read!
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read A great book from a consistently good author. I found the story really interesting and I have recommended this book to many friends and family.
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Girl on the Train author does it again excellent read! really enjoyed it
Date published: 2018-01-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I was a little disappointed with the ending
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I was a little disappointed with the ending
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Just Okay Found this novel long and drawn out .
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good follow-up If you liked The Girl on the Train than you'll definitely like this one!
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fastpaced Well written book. The reader is drawn into the story almost immediately and like this author's previous work, Girl on the Train, it is difficult to put down.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was very difficult to get into
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing addictive book, yet it was predictable.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from creeped me out I'll pass. Too weird for my tastes.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! A little difficult to follow at the beginning of the book, but as you go along, it intensifies and is great!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable, fast read I loved Girl on a Train and while this book is similar, do not expect the exact same. I liked this book a lot and couldn't put it down once I hit the second half. I did find it a tad predictable though, so 4/5.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book was really good. I was in a really bad book hangover and this was perfect. The world building and the world in general was amazing
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A book to remember it takes a bit to get your head around who is who in the beginning but the story is amazing. the very end...that gets you!
Date published: 2017-12-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I chose this as I enjoyed Girl on a Train, but for me this barely held together. The author tried too hard with the jumping around between characters and time and it just didn't work. The story is too simple to really carry the shifts; it was just disruptive. I was disappointed.
Date published: 2017-12-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved everything about this book!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good read Slow and a little confusing at first, but when it picks up its so amazing!! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Predictable but entertaining Personally, I found this book more enjoyable than the girl on the train as the characters were a bit more endearing and the writing was much better. Anyone who enjoys a thriller will enjoy this book - entertaining and quick read.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I enjoyed the book. I think the author is very readable. I found it a bit predictable (but I thought the same of Girl on the Train) but it didn't impact my enjoyment of the book.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She did it again! As good as the first one, though showing even more technical skill. Told through multiple narrations, we learn more about a town, more about a woman and more about a history. Very well done. For fans of thrillers, this will thrill you, truly.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! Loved the way it was structured, the story line and the ending. A little slow to start, but my jaw dropped at the end Cannot wait for Paula Hawkins next book! ;)
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great A great, engaging story. Some people may find the beginning a bit slow yet it really picks up in the end!
Date published: 2017-11-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed the story! Good story. Just as they all do, slow start, but unlike Girl on a Train, does not end with a bang. It was a little predictable for me, but I've been readying a lot of this style of book recently.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great thought this one was way better than girl on the train
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't As Thrilling As Expected I found this novel difficult to get through, and confusing at times as there was always so much going on. I finished it but there were times when I had no desire to keep reading on. Not a favourite of mine, but Hawkins is a wonderful writer.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good. Not great. I was a HUGE fan of Girl on the Train, so I eagerly awaited this book. It was, however, a tad bit long-winded and contrived. It did have a good dose of intrigue and some interesting characters, but there seemed to be a LOT going on. Confusing at times.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but muddled This book put you just a little bit underwater, just a little confused and seeking to break through and understand wtf was going on. Very complicated to ultimately be quite simple.
Date published: 2017-11-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not a fan I liked Girl on the train, but this book fell flat for me...I couldn't even finish it.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! To me, this was better than The Girl on the Train. I hope Paula Hawkins writes more thrillers
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely imagery I was eager to read Paula Hawkins newest book because I really enjoyed The Girl on the Train. This book is entirely different, written in a much different way, in that it is a mystery but very poetically written. She really creates a lovely setting despite the violence that has taken place in the community. The relationships between the characters were believable and compelling.
Date published: 2017-11-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed this book This book is in my opinion a good one and I enjoyed reading it. Not as good as The Girl on the Train, but if you enjoyed that, you'll probably enjoy this one too. Looking forward to her next book!
Date published: 2017-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Satisfying Read! Nice thriller. Dark and edgy.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed it! After ready Girl on the Train I was worried this next book would not stand up to it. However, I actually loved this book too! I enjoyed the same writing style, written from multiple points of view as well as the characters themselves and the relationships between them. The story itself kept my attention peaked throughout the whole book. Great read overall.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Dark A very dark read.. slow to start. Still pretty good.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An easy read It doesn't live up to Girl on the Train, but it was an easy read. If you are paying attention you can figure out the mysteries well before the protagonists. Some are complaining there are too many POV in this book, but I didn't find that to be a problem.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from An easy read It doesn't live up to Girl on the Train, but it was an easy read. If you are paying attention you can figure out the mysteries well before the protagonists. Some are complaining there are too many POV in this book, but I didn't find that to be a problem.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A tribute to non-traditional women Paula Hawkins shines with her ability to accurately portray the everyday human: prone to imperfection. If you connected with Rachel (A Girl on the Train), you will fall even harder for the "troubled women" in this book.
Date published: 2017-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Did not live up to Girl on the Train I loved the setting and premise of the book however there were too many storylines and characters to be cohesive. Many questions were not answered in a satisfying way.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I thought I would be lost with no idea about what was going on within the story or the characters. Man, I'm happy I was wrong on that account.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I thought I would be lost with no idea about what was going on within the story or the characters. Man, I'm happy I was wrong on that account.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I thought I would be lost with no idea about what was going on within the story or the characters. Man, I'm happy I was wrong on that account.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but Slow Great plot much like her others books but took a while to get into the rythm of the pace.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay This book was okay. Some interesting storylines. A lot of people to try and keep straight, and they are not characters I got invested in
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I love the examination of place in this novel. It's visceral and intriguing
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Book... This book took a bit to get into, but overall a good read.
Date published: 2017-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Find!! Great book.. loved it right from the beginning to the very end!!!
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok a very good read.interesting storyline
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok caught my attention almost immediately and I could not put it down. Great read
Date published: 2017-10-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such a wonderful addition to any book collection. So beautifully written and inspiring!
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointed I read, "Girl on The Train." and figure that I would check this book out also. I originally found it hard to get into but once it started to get better I couldn't put it down. Towards the ending of the book I was honestly really stumped with how quickly it changed? I liked it but I wish that the ending was a bit better..
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Bad I have yet to read Girl On The Train (Shocking I know), so I wasn't sure what to expect with this book. I did enjoy the book. but I did find that the number of characters made the plot a bit hard to follow at times.
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an amazing read An Interesting and very quick read! I enjoyed the story. Very different than anything I have read until now.
Date published: 2017-10-18
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 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

Editorial Reviews

#1 National Bestseller#1 International Bestseller#1 New York Times BestsellerA Daily Telebraph Best Thriller and Crime BookA Goodreads Best BookA Popsugar Best Book"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"Bewitching. . . . Just as un-put-down-able as The Girl on the Train. With twisty surprises at every bend, this haunting tale of sisters, betrayal and the murky waters of our memories will stay with you long after you turn the last page." —Popsugar