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Into the Water

Written by: Paula Hawkins
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (116 ratings)

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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.

"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)

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.

©2017 Paula Hawkins (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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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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  • JP
  • 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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Great

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

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Confusing!

I was so excited for this as I enjoyed The Girl On The Train, but was severely disappointed. I found it very confusing until I was at least half way through. I had to google the different characters to be sure who I was listening to and what part they had in the story. I still listened to the end, but not impressed.

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Totally recommend this book!

If you like thought-provoking psychological suspense where action amps ups slow but steady--and the really dark battles and struggles are within the various characters' hearts and minds, you'll love this book. It takes a while to get into the audio book because you meet a lot of people, in their own POV, right off the get go, and until you kind of have a feel for who's who, you have to work to paddle along with the flow of the story--and then wham, you're totally pulled into the current and can't swim along fast enough.

Very interesting plot--particularly how the past feeds into the present.

I really, really, REALLY liked Girl on the Train, but I loved Into the Water.

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Bit of a confusing story line..

Kinda of a confusing and boring story line. Took a while to get into. #Audible1

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This was a very well written who dunnit! Kept me guessing throughout the whole story! #Audible1

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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.