Into the Water
Considered by critics to be better than its predecessor, The Girl on the Train, Paul Hawkins’ Into the Water is a twisty, fast-paced thriller.
In the rural British town of Beckford, the body of single mother Nel is found in its winding river, and the townspeople are saying she jumped.
Nel’s estranged sister Jules must return to Beckford to care for her niece, but she is afraid of revisiting her past, unearthing long-buried memories, and, most importantly, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go, stated that Into the Water is ‘a triumph’, and Good Housekeeping referred to the novel as a ‘juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion’. Stylist argued that it was ‘not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl’, while Ali Land, author of Good Me, Bad Me praised its ‘sinister layers [and] complex characters’.