Into the Water by Paula Hawkins #Bookreview

FinalCoverPaula Hawkins much anticipated second novel after The Girl on the Train. I’ve been so excited about reading this after the huge popularity of Hawkins first book and I was not disappointed.

A complex and dark narrative involving a drowning pool, hidden tragedies, abuse of power, a village with secrets and most importantly sisters (sisters are a very hot topic this year!) but in this case the main one in question is dead.

From the opening chapter to the very last page you really have no idea “who-did-it” but the guilty secrets of the majority of the characters calls them all into question. As far as it’s worth in the psychological thriller super-craze of the past few year, it is a very worthy contender, but it also has something extra.

One of my favourite things about this book was it’s portrayal of women. You have bitchy teens, single mums, married women, a police woman and a crazy old women but none of them are stereotypical. Beneath the label lies something more, something human and individual. They all have secrets, good parts & bad parts and most importantly depth.

Hawkins has done it again. A great story that I’m sure will gain her even more awards and recognition.  Fantastic holiday read, commuter read, library reading group book and general all-rounder.

Read this book if you like: thrillers, complex family relationships, twists, dark secrets.

About Paula Hawkins

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PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train was published in 50 countries and over 40 languages. It has sold over 18 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London.

Follow Paula on Twitter @PaulaHWrites

Find out more about her on her website: http://paulahawkinsbooks.com/

 

Into the Water is released on 2nd May, published by Doubleday Books – follow them on Twitter @DoubledayUK. Pre-Order your own copy here.

Thanks for reading!

Author: Bookish Lara

Fierce advocate for books & learning. Trying to convince everyone of the power of reading, one book at a time.

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