Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

Artist Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 1,057 Ratings



An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train

“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authorsthink Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbottwho 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.


  • Into the Water

    By Wxteacher
    Great read! I couldn't put it down; the author is talented at weaving stories together from various points of view!
  • Too many characters, very slow plot progression.

    By MikShae
    There are way too many characters in this book to keep up. It jumps around way too much. Plus, it is such a slow and drawn out plot. Very boring. I fall asleep reading it. Wishing for a refund.
  • SO good

    By JennAus
    I couldn't put this book down. Very dark and so many interesting characters!
  • Just ok

    By Apple User 1233
    Definitely not as good as girl on the train. Not thrilling. Mediocre and while there is a twist at the end it was just ok. I did find it jumped all around and trying to keep up with all the different characters was a pain.
  • Into the water

    By Aceshtx
    Enjoyed it overall, but ended too abruptly and left me certain answers of who did what. Maybe that was the author's intent.
  • Not worth the time

    By Yes that's me 123
    This book is not that I trudging, and feels as though the author had no idea where this story was going, then just decided on a random ending that has nothing to do with how the beginning of it really started. I suggest you not waste your time on this one.
  • Into the Water

    By LGR1277
    I couldn't put this book down. It captures your attention immediately and doesn't stop until the very last sentence. It's one of those reads that you dream about and wake up wanting to do nothing but finish it!
  • Disappointing

    By traveljunkie301
    Poor sophomore read
  • Very intriguing & worrisome for we, the troublesome...

    By Laptop Family
    Very intriguing! I'm going with a 5-star rating because I found myself thinking about this book quite often throughout the week that it took me to read it, and talking about it with other women, troublesome women, if you will. Each of which would remark something about it sounding like a book worth reading, or that it had an interesting plot, with that little bit of ominous fear hanging over our conversing, for what woman hasn't felt threatened or vulnerable towards a world in which men consider us to be troublesome and disposable?
  • Into the Water

    By Ivyland Bob
    Great all the way till the end. Character development superb. Should be a major motion picture. Looking forward to Paula's next book.