Paula Hawkins is a very popular author nowadays and not without good reason! I read her other book, “Girl on the train” in the past and I really enjoyed it.
I find Paula’s writing style very easy to read. She uses a mixture of different first-person accounts to write her stories and the characters are much easier to understand in this setting. The reader is able to see what goes on in the heads of all of the characters and knows precisely what’s happening. This doesn’t mean that the book is not suspenseful.
I have to admire how well this book is written. I read it within the space of 2 evenings and even though I had my suspicions regarding the plot, I definitely didn’t have any idea on how the ending is going to play out. I feel that the story just keeps on giving. It’s feeding the reader with a tiny bit of information here and there which might or might not be relevant to the main unresolved mystery.
I also got to like the characters presented in this book. We get to know the main character with family ties to the woman who died, but there are also a lot of details describing members of the local community and although the writing is detailed, it is not boring. It seems that we uncover a new secret with every chapter. The characters are also very diverse and this means that they all have different points of view and different pieces of the puzzle. It’s very entertaining to read about their thoughts about the situation and getting to know further implications to their daily lives.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it is a nice read for anybody who likes a good suspense. It is not too spooky, but it reveals different aspects of human nature that are just a bit creepy.
My rating: 5 / 5
Did you read “Into the water”? What did you think about it? I would love to read your opinion in the comments!