'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins

About the Book:

Title: Into the Water
Author: Pauka Hawkins
Publisher: Random House
Language: English
No. of pages: 480
Year of Publication: 2017
ISBN: 9780857524430

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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.

About the Author:

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PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of two #1 New York Times bestselling novels, Into The Water and The Girl on The Train. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train has sold almost 20 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London.

My Views:  

The book started slow, there were so many characters introduced and I found it a bit confusing earlier, just some shapeless clay. I could not read more than 2 chapters initially; but then, it started taking shape - of what author already knew and was now disclosing to the readers.

I started reading it during the day and when I read at night I continued reading into the morning. All the shapeless clay started to make sense, I could find the connection between the characters, the story began making sense. The book picked up speed and maintained it and ended beautifully!
Each character coming to a full closure.

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