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Into the Water: A Novel

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books; 1st Edition edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735211205
  • ISBN-13: 09
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • #753 in Sisters Fiction

From School Library Journal The small British town of Beckford, known for its
winding river and history of women drowning (by suicide or in a test of
witchcraft) provides an eerie setting for this tale. Fifteen-year-old Lena’s
mother, Nel, who has been researching the river’s mysteries, is found drowned
a few months after Lena’s best friend’s body is discovered. Did they take
their own lives? Or were they murdered? Multiple detectives are on the case,
and chapters from the perspectives of the many characters slowly reveal clues.
Hawkins’s sophomore effort after The Girl on the Train is bound to be a hit,
but the plethora of characters and measured pace may deter some teens. Those
who stick with the novel will be rewarded as the plot picks up toward the end
of the book and builds to a satisfying denouement. VERDICT For literary
readers of atmospheric mysteries.—Sarah Hill, Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL
Read more Review “A captivating contemporary whodunit… suspense churns and the
plot keeps you guessing.”—People Magazine “Highly suspenseful… all these
intrigues are teased out with impressive skill by Ms. Hawkins, who tells a
complex narrative… in a chronicle whose final pages yield startling
revelations.” —The Wall Street Journal”[A] succulent new mystery… Hawkins,
influenced by Hitchcock, has a cinematic eye and an ear for eerie, evocative
language… So do dive in. The payoff is a socko ending. And a noirish beach
read that might make you think twice about dipping a toe in those dark, chilly
waters.”—USA Today“Addicting… this novel has a little something for anyone
looking for their next binge-read.” —Marie Claire”Thrilling… we [are] kept
guessing until the sobering conclusion.” —O Magazine”Mother’s Day is coming
up. This one’s perfect for the mom who always has shelf space for thrillers.”
—theSkimm“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 unputdownable, smart, thoughtful
thriller.”—PopSugar“An intriguing pop-feminist tale of small-town hypocrisy,
sexual politics, and wrongs that won’t rinse clean.”—Entertainment
Weekly”Contains just as many hair-raising plot twists as [The Girl on the
Train]. This time, Hawkins’s absorbing and chilling cast of mothers,
daughters, and sisters grapples with the implications of memory, exploring
what happens when our conflicting recollections of personal histories collide
to destroy the present.” —Harper’s Bazaar“Hawkins weaves another wonderfully
twisted mystery.”—Coastal Living“Readers will be locked in a guessing game
until the unnerving conclusion… It’ll give you the most thrills and chills.”
—Redbook “Page-turner… a thriller that intersects complicated cultural
narratives of adolescent sexuality, the often fraught relationships between
daughters, mothers and sisters, and the relationship between ‘good men’ and
‘troublesome women.’”—Jezebel“Hawkins has a real gift for exploring the manner
in which we constantly turn things over in our minds, crafting inner
monologues both rich and relatable… a lively, compelling, and surprisingly
empathetic and humane page-turner.” —The A.V. Club“Sometimes what we really
need is a good thriller. And Paula Hawkins knows how to captivate readers with
an enthralling and suspenseful mystery. Following her psychological thriller,
The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins is at it again with Into the Water.” –Mic
“A page-turning thriller… Will haunt you long after this book is over.”
—Bustle”I couldn’t resist Hawkins’ anxiously awaited second novel … scary
and addictive.” —Cup of Jo“Hawkins constructs a bracing, knotty ride in which
the ghosts of the past come back to haunt those living in the present.” –W
Magazine“Hawkins keeps you guessing until the final page.” —Real
Simple“Arresting… Hawkins is an ambitious writer, inclining to the literary
end of the spectrum.”—Financial Times“Into the Water” captures all the
suspense and terrifying emotions of [The Girl on the Train], but it beams with
a maturity in writing and in storytelling that will draw her fans right back
over the edge… the novel also flows with an instinctual understanding of
relationships, young love, devoted friendships and dedication to duty,
familial faults and small-town paranoia.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune“When it
comes to tension you could cut with a knife, no one does it better than
Hawkins.”—New York Post“An elegantly written tale that grips readers like a
mighty current, guiding and taking them downriver toward the inevitable rocky
ending and breathtaking plot twist in the novel’s final pages.” —Deseret
News“Hawkins is a master of waging emotional warfare among her characters
against a backdrop of murder. Into the Water is one to read with the lights
on.”—SF Weekly “Hawkins returns to the rotating-narration style of her
breakout debut, giving voice to an even broader cast this time… Order by the
ton.” —Booklist (starred review)“Twisty and compulsive… Hawkins skillfully
delves into the psyche of each character, extracting their feelings, fears and
fallacies, slowly ramping up the psychological suspense as she goes.”
—BookPage “The payoff packs a satisfying punch.” —Publishers Weekly Read more
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