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Into the Water

Written by: Paula Hawkins
Narrated by: Laura Aikman,Rachel Bavidge,Sophie Aldred,Daniel Weyman,Imogen Church
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Publisher's Summary

The author of the number-one New York Times best seller 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 15-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 fans around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying story 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. 

Cast of narrators:

Rachel Bavidge, as third person narrator/Nel’s voice

Sophie Aldred, as Jules

Daniel Weyman, as Sean & Josh 

Imogen Church, as Erin Morgan 

Laura Aikman, as Lena

"Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors - think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott - who 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)

©2017 Paula Hawkins (P)2017 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“A captivating contemporary whodunit…suspense churns and the plot keeps you guessing.” (People Magazine)

“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)

"[A] succulent new mystery...Hawkins, influenced by Hitchcock, has a cinematic eye and an ear for eerie, evocative language.... So do dive in. The payoff is a socko ending. And a noirish beach read that might make you think twice about dipping a toe in those dark, chilly waters.” (USA Today)

What listeners say about Into the Water

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awfull

too many characters hard to follow and all together quite boring. i truly dislike this book

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Great Book!!

This was overall a great book! The story was great, narrators were great - including some of my favourites!! I found it a little hard to follow on times as there is an abundance of characters and information but I still enjoyed it!!

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ehhh

needs content warnings re: sexual assault and suicide, needed better direction, over acted for audio, buut entertaining enough

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A Dark Mystery

This is a book that mystery buffs will love. It was a bi long with too many characters

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High expectations with low results

Beyond struggled with this book. I couldn't wait for it to end! I loved Girl On The Train on paperback that's why I regretfully purchased this.

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LAST SECOND WAS THE BIGGEST REVELATION!! CRAZY!!

Great plotwist, the overall theme: the things we do for the ones we love <3

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got better

well I found this book confusing for the first half or so.... then finally got into it and was able to keep most of the characters strait. decent book

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  • 2019-02-02

Read a Paper Copy

The story takes place from A LOT of different character perspectives. The performances were great, but it took a lot of effort & memory to remember who was who. It would’ve been easier to understand while reading a paper copy so you could quickly flip back and forth.

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Takes a while to get into the story

Many different characters makes it difficult to follow in the beginning and hard to get into the story. The story does get better, if you're patient.

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Heart wrenching, Soul searching, Hard to put down.. Loved Every moment. Bit Dark in some sections

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  • Charlotte Jane
  • 2017-11-03

Not my favorite

I found this book hard to follow. I listen to a lot of books while working out or walking the dog and this one jumped around a lot. It might be better if you were reading it so you can jump back and look at the dates/characters. Hard to follow with audio.

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  • Avid listener LK
  • 2017-07-20

Such a disappointment

I couldn't bare to complete the book as the theme was so bleak.And the characters were filled with pathos.

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  • Olivia
  • 2017-05-27

Entertaining/exciting story but a bit predictable.

Great narrator and likeable characters. A little soap opera ish but overall a good read.