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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

43% Love
48% Like
7% Dislike
  • Mackenzie G.

    Brookline, MA

    "This book will keep you guessing til the very last page."

  • KaSheena M.

    Lansing, MI

    "I love how this book was like a river, constantly changing and you're always getting something different to think about. I enjoyed the mystery and recommend this book to all book dectectives :) !!"

  • Argelia M.

    Miami Lakes, FL

    "This book took me on quite the ride. There are so many characters!! I had it all figured out a few times and then BAM! I was wrong! Enjoyed this book. "

  • Nicole L.

    New Port Richey, FL

    "If you liked "The Girl on the Train" then this is another good read. There were, however, a lot of characters to keep track of. But overall, I loved it!"

  • Katie M.

    Philadelphia, PA

    "Loved the twist and turns! "

  • Lorraine D.


    "I enjoyed the characters in this book and found it to be a real page turner."

  • Jessica M.

    Satellite Beach , FL

    "Very good read!"

  • Adriana B.

    Merdian, ID

    "A little slow in the beginning - a little hard to keep up with all the different character's point of views - BUT - once you get it it reels you in! Definitely did not expect it to end the way it did!"

  • Makayla L.

    Bettendorf , IA

    "Very intriguing! "

  • Alin S.

    Chicago, IL

    "At first, the book seems jumbled with the 1st person introductions. Then it gets addicting when pieces start falling into place and I need to get back to the other character to see what they think. "

  • Courtney F.

    Riverbank, CA

    "Kinda piecey at the beginning but everything slowly starts making sense and then comes together beautifully with a few crazy twists at the end I didn't see coming!! Loooooved it"