Into the Water

In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didnt pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind. But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. And most of all shes afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . ...


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Into the Water
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Paula Hawkins's work falls rather easily into a category that I - yes, patronizingly - call a "best-seller book." These types of books are too "high brow" to be considered a pulpy potboiler (which I love) but too "low brow" to be considered true literary fiction (which I also love). Book clubs love them, which is pretty much the only reason I ever end up reading these types of books. As far as I can tell, "best-seller books" are basically t
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Brenda

This was a tangled mess. The story is told by numerous characters from their own perspectives. It bounces back and forth in time. It also includes some pages written by one of the deceased. Sometimes this writing method overly confuses things, and this time is one of them. I had lots of trouble keeping the characters straight. I had to stop at one point, go back to the beginning and make notes of character names and relationships. There were also a few times I had to go back to review certain de ...more

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Stacey

My first GR giveaway win! And a winner it was. I was highly anticipating this novel, as were a lot of us, I suspect, after Girl on the Train . I went into this with no expectations and was warned about the lengthy cast of characters. I was careful at the beginning to keep them in order and that helped with my enjoyment of this novel.

I won't recap because there are fantastic reviews out there from one to five stars. The folklore about the river at the beginning set the stage to its power and myst
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Emily May

I'm going straight down the middle with a 3-star rating but, in truth, my thoughts are all over with this book. I think the only way I can make sense of it is to break it down into points.

1) This book is very different from The Girl on the Train.

That ad that keeps flashing up saying "If you liked The Girl on the Train, you'll love Into the Water" is bullshit. Into the Water doesn't focus in-depth on any character, but rather moves between the perspectives of many members of a British town. While
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Julie

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins is a 2017 Riverhead Books publication.

‘No one wanted to think about the fact that the water in that river was infected with the blood and bile of persecuted women, unhappy women; they drank in every day.’

The river has a history of claiming women, but no one would have thought they'd fish Nel Abbott out of its depths. When Nel's body is recovered, her estranged sister, Jules, returns home to identify her sister's remains, and to take care of her niece, Lena.

As Ju
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Wendy Darling

3.5 stars

The good news: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN was not a fluke.

The not-so-great news: this book's plot and characters are less compelling, and its flaws much more obvious.

Review to come of the audio edition.

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Elyse

Twisted, suspenseful, spooky & eerie--mysterious to the very end--( wasn't even expecting I like this book much- so nice surprise) I found the book free in "The Little Library"...box-give-a-way-exchange in front of a neighbors house.....

....gorgeous descriptions and visuals created of scenery --an enthralling textured large cast of characters, ( lots of thinking about these people), and an ending that stopped me cold.

Taunting exquisite prose. I might have liked this more than "The Girl On T
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Carmen

DNF.

I won't say much, but I have a few thoughts. Paula Hawkins isn't a bad writer. Look at this part:

I lay on my bed in silence. I can't even listen to music because I feel everything has this other meaning that I didn't see before and it hurts too fucking much to face it now. I don't want to cry all the time, it makes my chest hurt and my throat hurt, and the worst thing is that no one comes to help me. There's no one left to help me.

She flares towards the wildly dramatic, I mean that her writi
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