Into the Water

Into the Water

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With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again in Into The Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 33mm | 625g
  • Transworld
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857524429
  • 9780857524423
  • 5,666

About Paula Hawkins

PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been a global phenomenon, selling almost 20 million copies worldwide. Published in over forty languages, it has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and was a No.1 box office hit film starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second stand-alone more

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"Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph." * Clare Mackintosh * "Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!" * Shari Lapena * "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 *show more

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"The breathtaking follow-up to The Girl on the Train with author Paula Hawkins at her best . . . confident, ambitious and intriguing."show more

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THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER SIMON MAYO RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB CHOICE RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME ‘Julia, it’s me. I need you to call me back. Please, Julia. It’s important . . .’ In the last days before her death, Nel Abbott 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 more

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70,730 ratings
3.52 out of 5 stars
5 16% (11,074)
4 36% (25,771)
3 36% (25,228)
2 10% (6,844)
1 3% (1,813)
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