Sunday, June 18, 2017

Book Review: Into the Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins-Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

Hello dear Readers,

My book review of Into the Water: A Novel by Paula Hawkins.

Title: Into the Water: A Novel
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
Language: English
Hardcover: 400 pages
Meet the Author: Paula Hawkins
Buy Me: Amazon

Book Description

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. 

“Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors – think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott – 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.

My Thoughts

My most anticipated read of 2017. One word. Amazing. Is it true, like other people have expressed, at the beginning I had issues with all the different POV's, the large cast of characters, however, once I passed that and I was finally able to find the rhythm, it was an enjoyable, amazing, surprising read. 

Why I loved this book? Because part of me was expecting something similar to The Girl on the Train, and it wasn't and I am glad it was not. This was a total surprise and I think it is wonderful when an Author has the ability to surpass our expectations in a good way and bring something different, something unique. That is what reading Into the Water was for me, a very unique experience. 

As for the large number of characters? Well, after finishing the book, in my opinion, each character was necessary to make the story work, what each one brings to the table is a little something which put together gives the book that wow factor, all these different personalities that at the end are connected one way or the other. 

As for The Drowning Pool story in between, personally, it helped me understand a few details included in the story. I liked the suspense, the darkness, how all the secrets unraveled and the ending, a satisfying one but at the same time open which made me think beyond this story and what would have happened if...

Into the Water, a very unique, suspenseful, dark read which I totally recommend.


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