Into The Water

Into The Water

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, c2017.
ISBN: 9780385689632
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 24 cm

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tstadheim
Sep 05, 2017

I found the book hard to follow, and didn't like how women were perpetual victims.

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bibliomutti
Sep 04, 2017

I also liked this book better than the first.

This is despite one very significant loose end as well as a twist at the VERY end that didn't work that well. A hint had been dropped earlier, but it wasn't subtle enough.

Anyway, if you are in the mood for a page-turner, this one does the job. If they dramatize it, maybe they should go for a short series to ensure that there is time for historical context and character development.

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Womantraveller
Aug 21, 2017

I really enjoyed this 2nd book by Paula Hawkins, more so than her first book.
I had read mixed reviews about it, most of them stating not to bother reading it but I only had trouble placing 2 characters as to where they fitted in and I thoroughly enjoyed the way it was written. The ending was a surprise to me.
I would recommend it - but that is my opinion.

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apteamit
Aug 20, 2017

Agree with the previous comment. The style of writing involves perspectives from several characters at a time. Each person puts their own view forward which is a partial truth and it is up to the reader to piece together these half truths. It keeps the reader engaged.

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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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jjwoodard
Aug 03, 2017

jjwoodard thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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