Top positive review
A Satisfying Read.Paula Hawkins offers a intriguing Psychological Thriller. You can't put it down.
11 October 2017
Intriguing. Paula Hawkins established herself as a notable writer offers some great thrills in her new novel Into the Water. In this novel the author takes us to the town of Beckford. In the heart of this town flows an infamous river where a lot women had committed suicide and in ancient times were drowned alive. Nel Abbot, a lady who was writing a coffee table book about all the troublesome women who died drowning in the river is found dead in the river. Nel's sister Jules returns to Beckford to take care of Nel's daughter. Slowly things start to unravel.
In this psychological thriller author employs a non linear storytelling technique in which the story is told by different characters involving different point of view. This makes the novel intriguing from the first few pages itself and compels you to keep guessing till the last. Hawkins writing is superb. She builds the with strong characters. She succeeds in maintaining thrill and suspence. These are the traits of a good suspence thriller. As a reader, fan of the genre, I loved "Into The Water".
Having said that I feel that the novel needed sort of good editing. Some parts could have been trimmed. But I should also mention that chapters are not very long. So you won't get bored. The multiple point of view from more than 10 characters creates sort of confusion in the begining, but you will eventually get used to it.
To conclude, Into The Water is a very difficult book to review. Some people will love and some will find it hard to digest like its predecessor The Girl on the Train. It is earning mixed review like its predecessor did. For me this was a great read, so I give it full thumbs up.