Into the Waterby Paula Hawkins Published 01 May 2018
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
GOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLER
An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train. The perfect gift for Mother's Day.
"Hawkins is at the forefront of a group of female authors--think Gillian Flynn and Megan Abbott--who have reinvigorated the literary suspense novel by tapping a rich vein of psychological menace and social unease... there's a certain solace to a dark escape, in the promise of submerged truths coming to light." --Vogue
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.
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 read 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.
"Into the Water" Reviews
congratulations, 2017 goodreads choice winner in best mystery & thriller!!
oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best mystery! what will happen?
review posted at los angeles review of books!! here:
reviewing this for L.A. review of books - and they sent me a finished book instead of an ARC! these britches! i have become too big for them!
I wouldn't recommend listening to a book for the first time on audio with 6,695 POV's!
I may read the physical book and see if I like it. I just can't like this book at this time. It switched so many times between dates and people that I wanted to throw the book! Well, audio on the tablet across the room!
I would never have gotten the audio if the summary would have said there are 1500 people in the book! Sigh!
The group of narrators were good though.
Now that I think about it, I might not re/read it. I don't feel like reading about rapists and a bastard that drowns a cat. Seems everyone and things get drowned or something. I guess The Drowning Pool is a good name for the river, lake, water. Whatever!
My friends seem to all be half n half. There are 2 stars, 3 stars and 4 stars. So, I guess it's whatever you like it don't like 😊
Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2017/4...
This book was, unfortunately, a disappointment to me. Convoluted plotting, WAY too many characters to keep track of, and an overall lack of suspense made for a less than engaging read. I'm sure many readers will enjoy this one, but if you're looking for a psychological thriller with the addictive pacing & shocking plot twists of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, I wouldn't recommend this one.
The good news: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN was not a fluke.
The not-so-great news: this book's plot and characters are less compelling, and its flaws much more obvious.
Review to come of the audio edition.
لصوت جريان مياة النهر سحر
مريح..أو مثير للقلق
قد يجذبك لأعماقه للراحة من ماض قاس، أو يدفعك أحدهم للتخلص من اضطرابه الخاص
ومؤلفة 'فتاة القطار' تعود بقصة اكثر نضجا، بعشر شخصيات مختلفة
في قصة عن النهر، الماضي، الذكريات..واضطهاد المرأة
A Small Town by the River, 10 Characters' Perspectives; of One recent 'Into The Water' Death; that rippled a River of other Past tragic Memories.
** The Story ** القصة **
"النهر يمكنه أن يرجع للماضي ويجلبه كله ويبصقه علي حوافه ليراه الجميع..ولكن البشر لا يمكنهم"It's simple, they found her in the water... she jumped...
"The River can go back over the past and bring it all up and and spit it out on the banks in full view of everyone, but people can't."
But a hell of past history of persecution against women comes upon this small town... as if the river decided to bring this past and spit it with Nel's body..
From Witch ordeal trials, to blame girls & women of men's infidelity.
With a depressing tangled story about Women, Sisters and friends, Mothers and Daughters, Love and affairs, Memories and Tales..
And .. Forgiveness.
القصة هذه المرة قد تظهر بسيطة ، جثة أمرأة وجدت علي جانب النهر ، الأمر واضح، أنها قفزت..أنتحرت
لقد كانت مهووسة بتاريخ الغارقات في "بركة الغرق" تلك ، سواء كجريمة أضطهاد ضد المرأة كما هو الحال منذ قديم الازل ، منذ محاكمة الساحرات، او أنتحارا كما يحدث لليائسات في كل زمان
ولكن النهر كما لفظ جثة نيل ، لفظ ايضا الماضي...المثير للمشاكل ...الذي دفن باعماق النهر كالغارقات فيه
وجولز، أخت نيل ، وجدت نفسها تعود لتلك البلدة الصغيرة بيكفورد لتعتني بأبنة أختها المراهقة "لينا" برغم من الماضي المعقد بين الاختين...بل بين جولز نفسها والنهر
لتكتشف سر عداء اغلب اهل البلدة لاختها...لانها كانت تنبش في نهر الذكريات، تبحث عن قصص الغارقات فيه اليائسات
ومن خلال وجهة نظر 10 شخصيات مختلفة ، رجال ونساء، نكتشف أسرار حوادث الغرق المؤخرة ، وماضي البلدة واهلها
في قصة عن المرأة والاضطهاد ... في قصة عن الماضي والذكريات
قصة عن الاخت وعن الام وعن الابنة
قصة عن الماضي وخيانة الذاكرة
قصة عن التسامح
لتقدم المؤلفة هذه المرة قصة اكثر نضجا وتشابك من فتاة القطار بكثير ، تعدد الشخصيات بها وتعدد القصص منحها اثارة أكثر وقلل من مساحة الرتابة او الملل الذي شعرت به في بعض اجزاء رواياتها الاولي
Paula Hawkins did a great work this time, much better I guess from The Girl on the Train.. here's there's more going on, tangled characters' history.. many possible suspects , even if I predict it by the second half, It kept surprising me with twists, till the very end..
The writing style was still -as I loved in TGOTT- sad and depressing, and the story has heart breaking scenes and strong characters confrontations..
Speaking of characters;
** The Characters Craze ** الشخصيات **
The 10 Characters perspectives -add to that chapters by the dead character's own written book- was a crazy idea , I was like; that's 3 more characters than A Game of Thrones, in even half the pages count..
But it turned out perfect... more than perfect, they may seems all different, even some of them unnecessary at the beginning.. but deeper you get 'Into The Water', the more you realise they're not-that-different characters.. and everyone have an important role in the whole mystery.
Yet, I loved Jules character so much since the beginning, her hard complicated past with her sister, the river..and men.
- I cast her as Bree from Desperate Housewives, I don't know why she reminded me strongly with her... -
Just as Rachel in TGOTT, I felt sad and care much for this character despite her sad depressing feelings and even her faults..
Jules chapters also written very uniquely and smart...all the time her perspective is she's telling what's happening as if she's talking to her dead sister..
That was really heartbreaking...with all the twists happening.
And why I said it's not-so-different-characters? , cause every perspective has its own haunting dead loved/or hated one..
Lena, the teenage daughter's who lost her very best friend and mother in the same month.. her scene with Louise -her best friend's Mother- was a great well written one.
Sean Townsend, the police and his father Patrick,and wife Helen, and their complicated past, since Sean lost his mother when he was so young...and his 'affair' recently.
And Erin, his partner in the case of Nel's death, she also suffer a troubled past.
-thoughI feel she's a bit the weakest character here-
Nikie, the old town's hag, she also speaks to the deads... but not metaphorically, she's a witch descendent, her grand grandmother the first to be drowned in the river in Witches Ordeal Trials..
I really loved the mystery, this puzzle game where every character seems to hide something... and chapter by chapter the picture get clearer...some mysteries reveals. ...as if the river really brings everything from the past.. from deep into te water..to spit it by the end..
أجمل ما في الشخصيات انه برغم كثرتهم ، 10 شخصيات، ألا ان هناك خيوط تربطهم كلهم معا ، هناك بعض التشابهة بينهم
كلهم لهم من فقدوه في النهر، لهم حادث ما يجمعهم
حرصت المؤلفة ان تزيد من جرعة الغموض في بدايات كل منهم لدرجة انك في البداية ستشعر انه لا لزوم لكثرة الفصول من وجهات النظر المختلفة
لكن بعد الربع الاول وعندما تبدا المواجهات ستجد ان كل شخصية لها دور مهم
كل غموض مرتبط بالاخر ومرتبط ايضا بالصورة الكبري
شخصية جولز ، اخت نيل، هي المحببة الي قلبي، مرة اخري تنجح المؤلفة في كتابة شخصية البطلة بشكل يجعلك تتعاطف معها وتتوحد معها رغم عيوبها وضعف شخصيتها ... بالظبط كما فعلت مع ريتشل في القطار
كما ان المواجهات بين الشخصيات مكتوبة بشكل ممتاز ، لينا -ابنه نيل- سواء مع ام اعز صديقاتها -التي غرقت ايضا- او مع المدرس الذي كان يحبها ، وبالطبع مع جولز ، خالتها التي مجبرة الان ان تعيش معها...كل هذا جاء ممتازا
التشابك بين الشخصيات وجو البلدة الصغيرة علي النهر، بل وتيمة المسئولية ولو كانت هنا موجودة بشمل بسيط ذكرتني كثيرا برواية جي كي رولينج المنصب الشاغر مع فارق الحكاية طبعا
All this tangled characters, also with the small town by the river 'Beckford's setting ,reminded me heavily with J.K. Rowling's 'Pagford'.. in The Casual Vacancy
Small Town, One Death, Many tangled Characters, River, Responsibilities... but of course much different kind of story.
** The Verdict ** النهاية **
عندما شككنا ان فتاة القطار ضربة حظ من المؤلفة ، حاولت اثبات نفسها بكتابة قصة اكثر تعقيدا وتشابكا واثارة
قد تتنبا مرة اخري بالنهاية بمنتصف الاحداث لكنك ستظل تفاجا حتي النهاية
اذا اعجبتك فتاة القطار او شعرت بشئ من التعاطف تجاه شخصيتها فبالتأكيد ستعجبك جولز هنا وبعض الشخصيات
واعتقد انك ستحظي بنهاية مرضية هنا ايضا
Since we thought The Girl on the Train is just a fluke, a one time big hit... Here is a certain deal that the author really can make a good story. And she got it in making characters you can feel them and care for them.
Adding a very little bit of magic into the mystery was good, just to serve the theme of the persecution against women... The Troublemakers...
So, It's a hot, and hot summer needs a cool reads.. so get; Into The Water. ,It's really worth it.
"During the Mystery & Thriller week here @Goodreads"
From 1st May 2017
To 7 May 2017
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins was the book selected by my blog followers as my Book Bucket read for January 2018. Each month, I hold a poll where you can pick from 12 books I want to read, rotating a new one in and out each month. I was excited to read this one, but hadn’t read Girl on the Train before, so Hawkins is a new author for me. I enjoyed the book a great deal, despite a few areas that didn’t quite work for me, but I’d still recommend it to others as a strong thriller and suspense novel.
The novel focuses on a small town in England, following a core set of about 10 characters. Chapters alternate to provide the history and perspective of multiple deaths by drowning in a local river. It all begins with the death of a suspected witch from several hundred years earlier, culminating with a few deaths in modern times that could be suicide, accidental or murder. As each character shares parts of the story, readers learn what truly happened to each victim.
Ignoring the historical murders, the current day plot is intricate. Several teenagers fight to be popular or earn respect while in high school. Sisters struggle to accept their differences with one another. Parents and children argue about parenting styles. Families are broken by affairs. Police detectives walk a fine line of doing the right versus the wrong thing. Each of the stories are weaved together in a way you can’t help but want to know all the connections. And there is, of course a ‘surprise’ twist in the end… which for many readers, probably won’t be a surprise.
I’m primarily a plot reader, followed closely by character. The plot is definitely strong; however, at least 50% of the characters have some flaws or issues in how they were written. Keeping characters in the grey zone is important within a suspense novel; readers need to know that they might be missing part of the picture, but in the end, it should be clearer than it was in this book. For 3 characters, I felt like the actions didn’t quite match what we’d come to expect from the personalities we’d gotten to know – and it wasn’t due to the grey area. It felt like a totally new character had replaced the ones we’d spent attaching ourselves to. If there are connections we just failed to see because of how good the writing is, then I am OK with it. But if it feels disconnected, then I think the book fails a bit. That’s what I felt happened here… what started out as a 4.5 rating began going south as parts of the plot unraveled. It was clear the entire way that something wasn’t right with a certain character, yet the twist in the end doesn’t do any justice to ‘why’ certain things happened.
All that said… as I kept turning the page, my interest was held and I liked many aspects of the book. I lowered my rating by 1 star because of how it seemed to fall apart in the end… ending somewhere between a 3.5 and a 3.75, rounded up to a 4 in the rating. I’ll keep reading Hawkins’ novels, but if another has a similar downturn, I might not stick with it.