Into the water book review

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

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Before the psychological thriller, before suburban noir and domestic suspense, it was called had-I-but-known. In its essence, it involved a central female character who discovers over the course of the story that nothing is as it appeared to be, but that the world is no longer as frightening as it seemed. The helpless, gaslit heroines of these tales fell gradually out of favour, to be replaced by more resourceful women protagonists. Significantly, Hawkins wrote romance as Amy Silver before coming to crime fiction. Into t he Water has a hard act to follow, then, and while it has a certain amount in common with its predecessor — a preoccupation with the stories we tell ourselves and how they conflict with each other and with the truth, and an alarming proliferation of reliably loathsome men — it wisely chooses to go its own way.

Riverhead Books. And rather than mimic her proven formula for success, she has tried something very different. Beckford has cliffs, a bridge, a river and a drowning pool. It also has a long history of women falling off, stepping into or otherwise dying via any of the above. Libby, murdered by men in the prologue, turns out to be an accused witch from the 17th century. But Hawkins starts with just the spookiness, withholding the date and the full, pointless story for a long time.

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Into the Water is a thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins. Although the novel performed well, becoming a Sunday Times best seller [2] and featuring on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of , [3] critical reception was generally not as positive as it had been for her debut thriller.


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