Into the water : a novel / Paula Hawkins.

By: Hawkins, Paula [author.]Material type: TextTextDescription: 388 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780735211209 :Subject(s): Women -- Crimes against -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.DDC classification: 823/.92 LOC classification: PR6108.A963 | I58 2017Other classification: FIC019000 | FIC030000 | FIC044000 Summary: "The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. 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"--Summary: "The #1 New York Times-bestselling author Paula Hawkins returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth and a family drowning in secrets"--
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"The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense. 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"--

"The #1 New York Times-bestselling author Paula Hawkins returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth and a family drowning in secrets"--

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Library Journal Review

The mega-success of The Girl on the Train guaranteed Hawkins's sophomore title would be an instant best seller. The author provides another head-spinning mystery from which she slyly (mis)leads readers toward startling revelations. Nel Abbot is dead. Weeks earlier, Nel's daughter Lena's best friend Katie also died-in the same Drowning Pool. Nel's long-estranged sister Jules appears to proxy-parent orphaned Lena and attempt to figure out what happened. The characters proliferate, which could be why the producers decided on a five-narrator cast (Laura Aikman, Rachel Bavidge, Sophie Aldred, Daniel Weyman, and Imogen Church). The readers clearly aren't listening to one another when voicing the same characters: Katie's mother, Louise, sounds like a middle-aged matron or a hysterical suburbanite; Katie's little brother Josh flits between expected preteen boy or thug-in-the making; investigator Patrick and his estranged wife Helen sound like they have split personalities. Verdict Given Hawkins's phenomenal following, no plot or production missteps will deter her vast audience from demanding access to Water in multiple formats. ["A must-have for fans of twisty thrillers": LJ 4/15/17 review of the Riverhead hc.]-Terry Hong, Smithsonian BookDragon, Washington, DC © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

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 © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Paula Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe on August 26, 1972. She studied philosophy, politics, and economics at the University of Oxford. She worked as a journalist for fifteen years and wrote a financial advice book for women entitled The Money Goddess. Her first novel, The Girl on the Train, was published in 2015 and was released as a feature film in 2016. She made the Hollywood Reporter's ' 25 Most Powerful Authors' 2016 list, entering at number 19. Her title, Into the Water, made the IBook Bestsellers List in 2017.

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