Into the Water (Hardback)Paula Hawkins (author)
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“This story has been brewing for a good while. For me there is something irresistible about the stories we tell ourselves, the way voices and truths can be hidden consciously or unconsciously, memories can be washed away and whole histories submerged. Then two sisters appeared, and the novel began to form.” - Paula Hawkins
The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t 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 she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .
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, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph. * Clare Mackintosh *
Fans of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train rejoice: her second novel Into the Water is even better. A brilliantly plotted and fast-paced juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion. * Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month) *
It's like PD James wrote an episode of The Wire... A twisting whodunit that leaves you both gratified and surprised (also the best kind)... Not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl... * Stylist *
The prose is powerful and richly descriptive. As the threads of the plot mesh together and the tension builds it develops into a brooding and complex read that deserves to make a splash in its own right. * Sunday Mirror *
A radical and addictive thriller. * The Week *
Into the Water is very different [to The Girl on the Train] - expect beautiful descriptions and deeper layers - but you'll still want to race to the end to find out what happens. * Sun *
Paula Hawkins effortlessly follows the success of The Girl on the Train with this immersive novel . . . Told from multiple points of view this is clever and twisty fiction with a ghostly edge. * Red *
Once you start, you won't be able to put this one down . . . With the same delicious mystery that lingers throughout The Girl on the Train (not to mention the jaw-dropping ending), Look read it every spare second. * Look Magazine *
The breathtaking follow-up to The Girl on the Train with author Paula Hawkins at her best . . . confident, ambitious and intriguing. * Sunday Express *
I loved it actually more than The Girl on the Train. It has depth, is authentic, beautiful and real. * Psychologies Magazine *
Hawkins should be congratulated, both for daring to try something new, and for doing it well. * Daily Telegraph *
No, it's not The Girl on the Train and neither should it be. The author has crafted something totally different and it's an atmospheric, creepy read. * Sun *
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