Into The Water Review
- Title: Into the Water
- Author: Paula Hawkins
- Pages: 386(UK) 400(US)
- Genre(s): psychological suspense
- Release date: May 2, 2017
- Publisher: Riverhead Books
- Review: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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.
Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.
I should start this whole thing by admitting that I haven’t read The Girl On The Train. I know a total shook, considering it was made into a movie, that I never saw. Which is less shocking because I never watch the movie until I’ve read the book. So now that you know I can’t compare Paula Hawkins books, let the review begin.
Now, I would like to start by saying the book was well written. I do like books written from multiple perspectives but to have almost ten perspectives was a little bit much. I prefer three maybe four. Having so many perspectives made it hard to keep track of what was going on.
The book definitely lived up the the term psychological suspense. There were so many twists I was still surprised at the end. But I was left with one question. How did the bracelet come of?
So, would I recommend this book? Absolutely. If this is the world’s idea of an average novel by Paula Hawkins I can’t imagine what her #1 best-sellers are like.