Into the Water - Paula Hawkins

Into the Water

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2017-05-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4
From 1,802 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.


  • Most anticlimactic thriller I’ve ever read

    By Ticked off Texan
    If you’re looking for suspense, look elsewhere.
  • Good read

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    I wish more things could’ve been explained, but the story was good. Not as bad as everyone’s saying. The ending should’ve been more.
  • Another incredibly written suspense novels!!

    By kaykaybean13
    Paula Hawkins books keep getting better and better. I’m impatiently waiting for the next one! Extraordinary talent! Phenomenal characters and plot lines.
  • Disappointing

    By Ceci bee
    Very hard to read. Characters changed from 1st to 3rd person oftentimes. Two many characters and poor plot between past and present. I loved Girl on the Train and the author would follow suit with this book. I don’t recommend.
  • Too many narratives

    By Dogkrazy
    Too many narratives. Too confusing. Not interesting. Stopped caring.
  • Disappointed

    By crashlynator
    This is the first book I will not be able to finish. Incredibly hard to follow. Jumping characters and from 1st to 3rd person, it’s way too confusing. Such a let down, the girl on the train was so much better.
  • Hard read

    By Kelbell19
    Into the water was a very hard read for me. What made it so hard was every chapter being focused on a new person. I felt like my brain had to rearrange itself to get into the new chapter. For most of the book when I got to the next chapter I thought okay who is this person again. Just confusing at times. I did like the storyline of the book and the whole history of witches bc I didn’t know that was a real thing at one point. I am a really big fan of Girl on the Train so I went in with very high expectations. Still a good read just too many characters and too much change every chapter.
  • Inferior Reading Material

    By jayberryjanis
    Don’t even try it without a cheat sheet of characters. Poor to no character development, dreary, lackluster plot development. I give it a 1-star since there’s no half. Wasted time and money.
  • Into the water

    By luvme some reads
    This book had too many characters and it was very hard to follow. I am will stop reading it, but kept hoping it would get better, but it didn’t. The ending was very dull. Don’t waste Your money or time on this book. Very disappointed
  • I loved it

    By Mazerunner 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
    I don’t get why people r saying it was confusing and hard to read Becuz it wasn’t they clearly weren’t focused on the book. It’s my favorite book ever. The ending was the best part. It’s a perfect ending. It was NEVER boring .