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

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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 their darkest fears and question everything they thought they knew. In her adrenaline-fueled follow-up to her sensational debut, Paula Hawkins avoids the sophomore slump and proves that she is a must-read for suspense lovers.
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Synopsis

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.

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