Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water Summary

Written By Paula Hawkins

Readers Score: 4/5
Rated by 2,121 Readers

Into the Water Book Summary




An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train.

“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authorsthink Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbottwho have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease… there’s a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light.” Vogue

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.
Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return.
With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

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Into the Water is a Literary book, written By Paula Hawkins. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 2,121 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Thrilling and even better than GIRL ON THE TRAIN

    By Holabacho
    I received an ARC to review this title and I am so glad to have gotten an early look at this book. It is very thrilling and the characters are flawed and so, so real. One of best books of the year for sure. This is much better than Paula Hawkins previous book, and I loved Girl on the Train. (Special thanks to Riverhead books for proving me with an advanced copy for review purposes)
  • Disappointed

    By anne1224
    Book was drawn out and hard to keep track of all the characters. I don’t like book where each character has their own chapters. It took me a long time to figure out where everyone fit in. Just couldn’t get into it and was hard to finish.
  • Loose ends

    By Evilrhoda
    There were a couple things that were never explained, which bothered me. It was good but the ending needed more information


  • Loose ends

    By Evilrhoda
    There were a couple things that were never explained, which bothered me. It was good but the ending needed more information
  • Hard to follow

    By Kim0930
    It was very confusing to follow the different characters. Each chapter is told from a different characters point of view. Very disappointed because I liked Paula’s other work.
  • Capturing

    By WYR all day girl
    Every little twist this book had was so capturing... the character list can be confusing at first but once you know everybody it’s hard to not fall in love with this story
  • Amazing Thrill

    By Brittdean
    A thrilling mystery that has you questioning everything up until the very end. Highly recommend.
  • Most anticlimactic thriller I’ve ever read

    By Ticked off Texan
    If you’re looking for suspense, look elsewhere.
  • Good read

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    I wish more things could’ve been explained, but the story was good. Not as bad as everyone’s saying. The ending should’ve been more.
  • Another incredibly written suspense novels!!

    By kaykaybean13
    Paula Hawkins books keep getting better and better. I’m impatiently waiting for the next one! Extraordinary talent! Phenomenal characters and plot lines.
  • Disappointing

    By Ceci bee
    Very hard to read. Characters changed from 1st to 3rd person oftentimes. Two many characters and poor plot between past and present. I loved Girl on the Train and the author would follow suit with this book. I don’t recommend.
  • Too many narratives

    By Dogkrazy
    Too many narratives. Too confusing. Not interesting. Stopped caring.