Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary Fiction
Score: 4
From 2,874 Ratings




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

“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors . . 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 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.


  • Good

    By bookfinished
    Good book.
  • A very good read

    By Asherr1
    This book was hard to put down. It takes some time and focus to keep track of the different characters and their vantage points but it’s worth the effort. I would have never guessed the ending.
  • Many Characters, Maybe Too Many?

    By Mle Verde
    The story is told with 11 different people and although the mystery is fizzing, it’s hard to stay engaged and finish the story. It’s worth the read but not as consistently interesting as her other work.
  • Average

    By Malaions56
    Very confusing organization.
  • Into the Water

    By Yogurt Mamma
    Twists and turns. Overall it kept me reading and trying to wrap up the story.
  • Entertaining

    By Ozcrome
    This book was entertaining and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Similar to other reviews, I too had difficulty keeping track of all the characters until the latter portion of Part 3 when I had begun to know them better, but until then, I needed to frequently backtrack to remind myself who everyone was and where their storyline left off. This is a good book, but if you enjoyed The Girl on the Train as much as I did, it’s best that you lower your expectations and judge it on its own merits.
  • Into The Water

    By Dadlab
    Well developed characters. Deep and twisting plot that avoids cliches. Very well written. It was hard to put the book down.
  • Into the Water

    By ZNaughton
    Great read! Suspenseful with many surprises. Every time you think you know who did what you’re turned in a different direction.
  • Difficult to Read

    By j_a_x_
    Men being terrible to women, we already live through that everyday. I need more stories where the women win. The narrative was jumbled, too much hinting at but skipping over important events, dragging out the mysteries, revealing but never explaining. How did he get the bracelet!? What did she do with his body?!
  • Amazing writing

    By biggggmike33
    Spoiler alert. First off, I loved the writing. The different characters and perspectives was unique. Y’all say it was confusing. I say it was great writing. It’s the little things that I notice that only that style of writing can capture. I loved this book. Not comparing to the girl on the train like so many other reviewers. Two different novels. This did not disappoint.