Into the Water (Unabridged)
by Paula Hawkins
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The author of the number-one New York Times best seller 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 15-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 listen 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.
Meh. Save your money.
I found this book incredibly difficult to follow in the audio format. I'm not sure if it's because of the myriad of narrators, all doing absurd voices, or because half of them tried to speak faster than any normal human being would speak when reading a book aloud.
The first half of the book is rather boring and mundane. Then there is a very dramatic plot twist. It seems to come out of absolutely nowhere. And another plot twist. And another and another and another, until it's so ridiculous and dramatic you just want it to be over.
Not worth your time or money
I gave Paula Hawkins a second chance in listening to this after the very mediocre The Girl on the Train. Characters are unlikeable, all of them. The plot was an interesting concept but was hard to follow. I made myself finish listening so I wouldn't waste my money and that was the only reason.