Into the Water: The Number One Bestseller
By Paula Hawkins
With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again in Into The Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.Tweet
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A twisty, turny, fascinating read. A great page turner that will keep you guessing!
It must be really hard to write a second novel when your first one was a runaway success. We imagine everything she writes now will always be compared to The Girl on the Train. Fortunately our group had a few members who hadn’t read it, so could read and review it objectively. It did split the group; some liked it, some thought it was okay and some didn’t!
The focal point is the Drowning Pool and it’s the story of the women who have died their; either by their own hand or someone else’s. It was an interesting theme but there are a lot of characters telling their side of the story. It was quite hard to keep track of who was who until you got into the rhythm of the novel. They all had their secrets and these were gradually revealed but in a rather convoluted way. It was too disjointed and a bit boring. We didn’t feel any real empathy or connection with the characters. Yes we had to finish it and the twist at the end wasn’t completely unexpected but all in all a bit of a disappointment.