Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books 2017
# of Pages: 386
Simply it was a book written by Paula Hawkins and I read the girl in the train and enjoyed 🙂 it also was spoken about in the media last year so ended up in my TBR list.
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.
Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.
But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .
The Girl on the Train” was great so ordered “Into the Water”. Essentially a good read, I was bewitched by its intricacy, until I found it repetitious and excessively laborious. At some points I wanted to shout, “Get on with it!” And since each chapter is a character in the novel, who makes himself felt and describes the incident at hand, the continuity is complicated by its inconsistency. The blur of names doesn’t help. The reader has to sort them out as he or she goes along. These “blips” or fragments are conspicuously third or first person, with no apparent rules.Yet the book is riveting enough to hold your attention, you will make it to the end.
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us.”