Book Review Of “Into The Water” By Paula Hawkins
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. From Goodreads
Thank you to the lovely team at BookSparks! And the #SRC2017 summer reading challenge.
Paula Hawkins had a genius idea, throw multiple narrators into one book, give them a few pages per chapter, leave you hanging at each one. It makes you want to race through the pages, to get to the end, to see how they all tie together. Did she succeeded? For the most part, yes.
This was a cast of despicable characters, not one of them had any redeeming qualities. I still however really enjoyed this book, and I found it hard to put down. I was waking up at odd hours just so I could read. Last night I finished the book, and I found myself angry at how it ended. While it was a great ending, I just found that I wanted more. I do wonder, if this is going to be turned into a movie as well. This is one of Springs most hyped book release, and I do feel like it lived up to that hype. It was a very creative, edge of your seat thriller. Can’t go wrong there!