Into The Water

Into The Water

A Novel

Book - 2017
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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."--
Publisher: [Toronto] : Doubleday Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780385689632
Branch Call Number: FIC Hawki
Characteristics: 388 p. ; 24 cm.

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JalanGl
Aug 12, 2017

This book is difficult to follow, but well worth the effort. The best fiction that I've read this year.

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central103
Aug 11, 2017

I suffered through Part 1 of this book hating to give up on it. However, just could not finish it. Huge cast of diverse characters made their connection with each other very confusing. Waited for this book for 3 months only to be so very disappointed.

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Vincent2017
Aug 06, 2017

Total waste of time Read half and couldn't get any feel for what was going on except of women jumping into the creek

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tonyalockman
Aug 05, 2017

The female characters were generationally such victims. I really didn't like this book.

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brittbrew_
Jul 28, 2017

I found this book very hard to follow. There were too many characters for a book. Even the way it ended was very underwhelming. I was quite disappointed.

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Visser2216
Jul 21, 2017

Paula Hawkins did it again! This book was a real page turner, kept me on the edge of my seat and did not disappoint. An excellent summer read!

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writermala
Jul 14, 2017

Though Paula Hawkins' Girl on the Train was on the Bestseller List for weeks I did not enjoy reading it. "Into the Water," however was much more to my liking. I could really get "into" the characters and their relationship with the 'Drowning Pool." Nel, Lena, Jules, all spoke to me as did the other characters such as Katie, Louise, and Josh and the Townsends, (Patrick, Sean, and Helen.)
The mystery behind several deaths all involving the drowning pool was well thought out and well sketched. An interesting book well worth a read. If you loved "The Girl on The Train," I need hardly recommend this book you're going to read it. If you didn't like it I urge you to give Hawkins another chance and read this book.

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coroboreefarm
Jul 12, 2017

"Seriously, how is anyone supposed to keep track of all the bodies around here? It's like Midsomer Murders, only with accidents and suicides and grotesque historical misogynistic drownings....." I laughed when I read this passage from Into The Water. The young P.C. Erin Morgan had perfectly summed up my reactions to this much touted second novel from the writer of The Girl on the Train. I persevered with the book, but struggled to finish it. In my opinion, there were just too many characters, too many diverse story lines, that seemed to take far too long to weave together, and way too much obvious water imagery for me to get invested in reading it. Ultimately the book ends as I suspected it would, but it was not a satisfactory read for me.

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Sara0113
Jul 11, 2017

I love Paula Hawkins and this book did not disappoint, very good twists and turns to keep you guessing. As with Girl on the Train each chapter is a different character but there seemed to be more characters involved in this one which at times was a little confusing. I had to stop and think about who's perspective I was reading from.

AL_LESLEY Jul 08, 2017

A slow simmering multilayered mystery with a large cast of unlikeables and super disorienting first person and third person narrative changes. Altogether I enjoyed this 200x more than horrible girl on the train so, surprisingly Hawkins gets 3 stars from me. Having read half and listened to the second half I recommend listening to it as it was easier to keep track of the characters.

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jjwoodard
Aug 03, 2017

jjwoodard thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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