Into the Water (Hardcover)

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Danielle Abbott, single mother of precocious 15-year-old Lena, is found dead at the bottom of the river. This river seems to have been the demise of many troublesome women, starting all the way back to 1679 with Libby, a girl who had an affair with a married man, was deemed a witch and promptly drowned by the townspeople of Beckford.

Does Danielle’s research into these women and the history of the river and drowning pool have anything to do with her death? Lena and her Aunt Jules are left in the wake of this sudden death to figure out what happened. Jules has to face the many demons of Beckford and the river she vowed never to return to. Looking for a fast read, steeped in the mysteries surrounding a river and all that lies beneath the surface? This book is for you and fans of books like "Girl on the Train," "Gone Girl" and "The Widow."

— Kimberly Brack, bookseller at Off The Beaten Path

— From Book Reviews: Suggestions From Bestseller List




An addictive new novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train

"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.

About the Author

Paula Hawkins is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, which was made into a major motion picture.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780735211209
ISBN-10: 0735211205
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017
Pages: 400
Language: English