Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

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This book is the 2nd book for the author of The Girl on The Train.  It was a good read and kept me intrigued, but it wasn't a great book either.  It's 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 book.  Here are a few of my issues with the book.  1) Too many characters.  In the beginning, I thought "I'm never going to keep all these straight.".  2) The characters aren't ones you necessarily get attached to.  You don't feel yourself pulling for someone.  You don't really even LIKE any of them.  3) It just sort of ends.  I kept thinking oh, here it comes...the shocker.  The surprise...the twist.  Nope.  And I really thought I had a few more pages to go but it was over.  Not very climatic. Like I said, 3 to 3.5 stars.

Summary from amazon.com:
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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