Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Published by Random House Audiobooks ISBN: 0735211205
on May 2nd 2017
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The most hotly-anticipated novel of the year, from the author of the bestselling novel The Girl on the Train.
As I started listening to this book I tried not to make comparisons to the author’s last book and there was no comparison. This is a very slow moving story that really did not draw me in until a third of the way through. The overall theme of this book is sad depressed women that go into the river to end it all, I am not saying whether or not they go willingly but they do go. I was drawn in by the words and how well written this was. I am a sucker for a good mystery with a twist and yes this book did have that. This story is told from many points of view which was a bit confusing for me at first until I got to know each character. There is not one happy character in this story, each one is suffering from something and that was a bit much at times. I think I just wanted to keep the focus on the main event, did Nel go willingly and of course the mystery of why did Katie go into the river to end it all. I think I was most interested in the why of Katie and the how of Nel and that is what intrigued me the most and kept my interest, how it all unfolded. Towards the end of the book when all of the shocking events come together was the best part of the book, it was a great conclusion.
While I did enjoy this book I found it hard to follow at times with too many points of view and way too many subplots. Aside from that the author delivered a good , somewhat dark, suspense story.