Into the Water

Into the Water

Book - 2017
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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.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780735211209
9780385689632
Characteristics: 388 pages ;,24 cm.

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Jules Abbott, the heroine of bestseller Hawkins's twisty second psychological thriller, vowed never to return to the sleepy English town of Beckford after an incident when she was a teenager drove a wedge between her and her older sister, Nel. But now Nel, a writer and photographer, is the latest... Read More »


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samdog123 Oct 16, 2017

Hawkins' first novel, The Girl on the Train, was suspenseful and moved right along. This title is more than a bit unwieldy with the many characters, which caused me to go back to figure out who each of them was. When Jules' sister, Nel, dies in a river near where the girls grew up, Jules returns to be with Lena, Nel's daughter. Why did Nel die? As local police, Jules and Lena try to unravel the mystery, many old and new details come to light. More mystical and detailed that her first novel, but it still kept my interest.

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kariatwood
Oct 07, 2017

This book was a wonderfully fast read. Had I not been in school or work full time, I would have read it a lot sooner than 3 weeks. I got very invested in the characters and I love her writing technique of switching between characters. I wasn't used to it in GOtT but now I love it. I wish I could read all book like that.

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whitby6
Sep 30, 2017

I agree. Too many people confuses the storyline.
The book is choppy & doesn't flow.

JCLDebbieF Sep 27, 2017

A few too many characters to follow in the new mystery by Paula Hawkins. I can only give it 3 stars.

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CHRIS_TAY
Sep 23, 2017

Too many complex characters, too many drownings. I found it hard to follow the inter-weaving story line this book.

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kirpet
Sep 22, 2017

I found this book very difficult to stay with

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tstadheim
Sep 05, 2017

I found the book hard to follow, and didn't like how women were perpetual victims.

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bibliomutti
Sep 04, 2017

I also liked this book better than the first.

This is despite one very significant loose end as well as a twist at the VERY end that didn't work that well. A hint had been dropped earlier, but it wasn't subtle enough.

Anyway, if you are in the mood for a page-turner, this one does the job. If they dramatize it, maybe they should go for a short series to ensure that there is time for historical context and character development.

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Womantraveller
Aug 21, 2017

I really enjoyed this 2nd book by Paula Hawkins, more so than her first book.
I had read mixed reviews about it, most of them stating not to bother reading it but I only had trouble placing 2 characters as to where they fitted in and I thoroughly enjoyed the way it was written. The ending was a surprise to me.
I would recommend it - but that is my opinion.

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apteamit
Aug 20, 2017

Agree with the previous comment. The style of writing involves perspectives from several characters at a time. Each person puts their own view forward which is a partial truth and it is up to the reader to piece together these half truths. It keeps the reader engaged.

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Oct 07, 2017

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