Into the Water

by Paula Hawkins

Quick take

But have they all jumped? Or have some of them actually been pushed?

Why I love it

For centuries, women have been drawn to a particular spot above the river that flows through a small English town. According to local legend, they’ve leapt into the drowning pool to be one with the water. But have they all jumped? Or have some of them actually been pushed? When both a teenager and the mother of her best friend are discovered dead in the present day, the townspeople must confront t...


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 ...

Member thoughts

45% Love
45% Like
8% Dislike
  • Brenna M.

    Chicago, IL

    "It was a great "who done it" kind of story with twists and turns at each page. The many characters were a lot to keep track of, but fun to try to solve it before the solution was revealed. "

  • Katie A.

    New Albany, OH

    "Love this book. Didn't see the last chapter coming."

  • Jillian B.

    Dallas, TX

    "Better than The Girl On The Train!"

  • Lindsey R.

    Skiatook, OK

    "Paula Hawkins just amazes me. She can create the most convoluted plots, but at the same time they are so easy to follow and you will never figure it out."

  • Lesley H.

    Atmore, AL

    "I couldn't put it down! I just had to know what happened to these women. Well written and better than The Girl on the Train!"

  • Candi M.

    Roswell, NM

    "Excellent book! It kept me guessing! "

  • Kara H.

    Stamford, CT

    "Hawkins did it again - I was hooked from the moment I started this story and couldn't put it down!"

  • Jessica A.

    Woodstock, GA

    "Very well written! The story sucks you in and continues its fast pace. Highly recommend!"

  • Rebekah E.

    Georgetown, TX

    "This is the first time in a long time that I felt compelled to finish a book in a day. I actually like it better than The Girl on the Train."

  • Courtney M.

    Wauwatosa, WI

    "This became a 'must read' by the first few pages. The way the reader was allowed to jump into each character's head made me hungry to keep reading. I became obsessed. Paula Hawkins did it again. "

  • Kathryn H.

    Georgetown, MA

    "Lots of well developed characters, and a Classic who done it plot. Very entertaining and can see this being made into a movie!"