Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.And most of all she’s afra...


Details Into the Water

TitleInto the Water
ISBN9780735211209
Author
Release DateMay 2nd, 2017
PublisherRiverhead Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Crime
Rating

Reviews Into the Water

  • Emily May
    2017-02-12
    I'm going straight down the middle with a 3-star rating but, in truth, my thoughts are all over with this book. I think the only way I can make sense of it is to break it down into points.1) This book is very different from The Girl on the Train.That ad that keeps flashing up saying "If you liked The Girl on the Train, you'll love Into the Water" is bullshit. Into the Water doesn't focus in-depth on any character, but rather moves between the per...
  • karen
    2017-04-06
    review posted at los angeles review of books!! here:https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a...reviewing this for L.A. review of books - and they sent me a finished book instead of an ARC! these britches! i have become too big for them!
  • Kristin (KC)
    2017-05-09
    *3.5 stars* (rounded down after more consideration)It’s almost inevitable that this book will be compared to The Girl on the Train, which is a pretty flattering testament to the magnitude of a book’s success. Into the Water, however, stands on its own and easily separates itself from its notable predecessor. This story is unique and its large cast of characters are bold and distinguishable. The only commonalities I found are ones I went into ...
  • Liz
    2017-05-21
    This is not an easy book to get into. Lots of diverse characters and you are left trying to suss out who’s who and what is happening and why so many people don't seem to like Nel and are glad she's dead. But the book does grab you. You only see glimpses, back and forth, but they are fascinating, shimmering glimpses, like trying to determine what's underneath the water. Hawkins excels at keeping the reader off balance. There are twists throughou...
  • Maureen
    2017-04-09
    * Thank you to www.shotsmag.co.uk for my ARC for which I have given an honest review*Nel Abbot was found dead in the river, just a few short months after the death of her daughter's best friend Katie in similar circumstances. Nel had lived in Mill House by the river her entire life, and most of her memories pretty much revolved around this dark and forbidding body of water, particularly 'The Drowning Pool'. It's a place of secrets, mysteries and ...
  • Linda
    2017-05-19
    When I first started reading this "much-awaited" second novel by Paula Hawkins, I was so impressed by her ability to create such an eerie, chilling description of what I had hoped was a taste of what was to come--reminiscent of old, black-and-white, British movies. I remember wondering at the time she was writing, if she might have been imagining this book becoming another movie. That's how it began to feel--too much attention was given to the de...
  • Elyse
    2017-07-24
    Twisted, suspenseful, spooky & eerie--mysterious to the very end--( wasn't even expecting I like this book much- so nice surprise) I found the book free in "The Little Library"...box-give-a-way-exchange in front of a neighbors house.........gorgeous descriptions and visuals created of scenery --an enthralling textured large cast of characters, ( lots of thinking about these people), and an ending that stopped me cold. Taunting exquisite prose. I ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    2017-05-01
    صدرت بالعربية بعنوان في عتمة الماءلصوت جريان مياة النهر سحر..مريح..أو مثير للقلققد يجذبك لأعماقه للراحة من ماض قاس، أو يدفعك أحدهم للتخلص من اضطرابه الخاصومؤلفة 'فتاة القطار' تعود بقصة اكثر نضجا، بعشر شخصيات مختلفةفي قصة عن النهر، الماضي، الذكريات...
  • Wendy Darling
    2017-04-23
    3.5 starsThe good news: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN was not a fluke. The not-so-great news: this book's plot and characters are less compelling, and its flaws much more obvious. Review to come of the audio edition.
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    2017-04-17
    Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/4...This book was, unfortunately, a disappointment to me. Convoluted plotting, WAY too many characters to keep track of, and an overall lack of suspense made for a less than engaging read. I'm sure many readers will enjoy this one, but if you're looking for a psychological thriller with the addictive pacing & shocking plot twists of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, I wouldn't recommend this one.
  • Julie
    2017-06-02
    Into the Water by Paula Hawkins is a 2017 Riverhead Books publication. ‘No one wanted to think about the fact that the water in that river was infected with the blood and bile of persecuted women, unhappy women; they drank in every day.’The river has a history of claiming women, but no one would have thought they'd fish Nel Abbott out of its depths. When Nel's body is recovered, her estranged sister, Jules, returns home to identify her sister...
  • Maxwell
    2017-04-07
    I enjoyed this one more than The Girl on the Train, but I still think it had its faults. The writing was definitely above that in TGotT, and I appreciated the variety of characters and voices in this one. Even 80% of the way through the novel I wasn't totally sure where it was going—part of me liked that and part of me didn't. I didn't mind not having clear answers up until the end, but I also didn't feel like there was much drive or mystery t...
  • Book of Secrets
    2017-05-25
    I lost patience with INTO THE WATER early on. By page 32, I counted seven different POVs. Confusing! A few more POVs were added after that. Basically the story was about a place called "The Drowning Pool" where several women died, beginning in the 1600s. The latest death is a woman who was writing a book about this seemingly cursed place. Sounded promising, but turned out to be dull. Needed more suspense! I was looking forward to this book, but i...
  • Linda
    2017-05-27
    Clickety clack.....The conductor is taking tickets on an already crowded train with an over-abundance of character passenger cars. This train is headed into a very dark tunnel.The Drowning Pool is known to its surrounding inhabitants as a draw for women who seem to end their lives quite badly. It has a tainted history that reaches far back into the 17th century with the drowning deaths of young females accused of being witches. Even as of late, t...
  • Margitte
    2017-05-10
    Paula Hawkins, a freelance journalist from London, firmly proved herself as a versatile writer by publishing romantic comedies under her pen name Amy Silver, as well as huge successful thrillers under her own name. Girl On The Train was a phenomenal bestseller, which she followed up with this second thriller Into The Water.This book reminds me a lot about The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling(a magnificent read in itself). Both books have the communi...
  • Kendall
    2017-05-14
    This novel was one of my highly anticipated reads for 2017. I had it preordered since January on my kindle (hence how ecstatic I was). Going into this I knew I loved her first best selling debut and tried my absolute hardest not to compare to her first. But, we tend to all do that a little bit unfortunately.This one was a little difficult for me to get into and I was pretty confused at the start of the novel. So many characters and my head was sp...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-03-11
    I was one of the fans of Girl on a Train but this is something else. Beautiful writing, totally immersive narrative, multiple viewpoints and clever little twists, its like Paula Hawkins had a bit of a practice with that girl on that train and then went YEP I can do this better so gives us Into The Water. Full review nearer publication.
  • Annabel Dunstone Gray
    2017-05-04
    I really liked Girl on the Train, so maybe I was expecting too much. SO MANY characters (and way too many POVs) and kind of a tangled plot. By the end I didn't care much about who had done what.
  • Megan Johnson
    2017-06-26
    I really just wasn't into this book. I was lost most of the time and not able to keep up! There were too many characters in the book to keep track of. Just not a book for me :(
  • Lindsay
    2017-05-14
    3 stars. This novel was averagely enjoyable for me – not especially good, but not bad either.I should start by saying that I was one of the readers who liked “The Girl On The Train” but didn’t think it was overly impressive. Perhaps I am simply not the target audience for Paula Hawkins writing.The first half of this novel had me intrigued but then my interest slowly fizzled out. I stopped caring for any of the characters or where the stor...
  • Carmen
    2017-07-04
    DNF.I won't say much, but I have a few thoughts. Paula Hawkins isn't a bad writer. Look at this part:I lay on my bed in silence. I can't even listen to music because I feel everything has this other meaning that I didn't see before and it hurts too fucking much to face it now. I don't want to cry all the time, it makes my chest hurt and my throat hurt, and the worst thing is that no one comes to help me. There's no one left to help me.She flares ...
  • Brenda
    2017-06-12
    This was a tangled mess. The story is told by numerous characters from their own perspectives. It bounces back and forth in time. It also includes some pages written by one of the deceased. Sometimes this writing method overly confuses things, and this time is one of them. I had lots of trouble keeping the characters straight. I had to stop at one point, go back to the beginning and make notes of character names and relationships. There were also...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    2017-07-05
    First things first, I want to point out how very rare it is for me to rate a book 1 star. In fact, in the last 5 years, I have read a total of 1,257 books, and only rated 20 of them with a 1 star. That's 0.015%. So before all of you jump on me, or the trolls come running, know that I just hated this book that much.I will give this book 1 thing, and 1 thing only: Paula Hawkins is an amazing writer. Her words flow across the page, and it's why I co...
  • Simon
    2017-03-07
    When Jules sister is found dead in their home town in the place known locally as The Drowning Pool, she is both horrified and yet unsurprised as Nel was always obsessed with it and the tales of witches and suicides around it. However when things start to look like Nel was pushed not only are their families secrets and fractured relationships but those of the whole town. Brilliant. If it looks like it took ages to read I had an operation in the mi...
  • Aditi
    2017-04-26
    “There are all kinds of ways for a relationship to be tested, even broken, some, irrevocably; it’s the endings we’re unprepared for.” ----Katherine OwenPaula Hawkins, the British international best-selling author, is back with her new psychological thriller, Into the Water that revolves around a small British town and on its ugly history of women drowning themselves into a pool, followed by the consequences and the mysteries they leave b...
  • Megan Johnson
    2017-06-07
    I'll agree that the trend for writing lots of characters with lots of different viewpoints has become almost annoyingly prominent, but since I loved The Girl On The Train of course I'm gonna stick it out. However, it's only fair that I say that even by the end of reading this one I was still a bit confused as to how some of the characters really fit into the story. The premise to this book was one that I found fascinating - a woman is interested ...
  • Ann
    2017-04-24
    Thanks to the publisher for an advance reader's copy.I'm one of the few people who thought The Girl on the Train was underwhelming, but I still gasped when I received an advance copy of the new Paula Hawkins novel in the mail. Who wouldn't?? Still, it's very telling that it took me almost a week to finish a fast-paced and dialogue-heavy book. It will be a bestseller, without a doubt, but only because of the name on the cover. It'd get absolutely ...
  • Cristina•●♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ♥●•
    2017-05-16
    “The things I want to remember I can’t, and the things I try so hard to forget just keep coming.”- Jules * * * “(...) they never looked past the sunlight playing on the water’s surface, they never saw what the water really was, greenish-black and filled with living things and dying things.”- Jules* * *“There are people who are drawn to water, who retain some vestigial, primal sense of where it flows. I believe that I am one of them....
  • Philip
    2017-05-29
    3ish stars. Pretty standard suspense thriller fare with some interesting character work and an engaging central premise.Listening on audio on our roadtrip to Lake Tahoe was a little difficult, not because the voice actors didn't do a great job but because there are approximately 7945 different POVs. Even 85% of the way through the book I kept asking my wife "wait who's so-and-so again?" There's just a lot going on. Hawkins seems to do a pretty go...