INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins

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.

Rating

Sex:

There's a lot of talk about teenage sex and adult infidelity.

Bullying/Violence:

The main theme is centered around figuring out if multiple women over time killed themselves in the same location or were they murdered?

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Alternative Lifestyle/LGBT:

None that I remember.

Naughty Little Tidbits: Disturbing Behaviour

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Would I recommend this book for...
Teenagers?No
Adults?Yes

Comments: I enjoyed the overall storyline, and that the water was pretty much its own character. Of course, I've always had a fascination and love for water, so it was no surprise that I would be drawn into the story. However, I struggled with the multiple point of views, and had trouble remembering who everyone was until the very end of the novel. It did detract from my enjoyment of the novel, and the ending was a bit lackluster. Into the Water was still a good, solid read...it just isn't among my favorite thrillers.

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