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Into The Water
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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keithlafo
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Panpan

Sadly didn‘t connect with this one. I love Hawkins‘s literary voice, but the story‘s convoluted structure undercut the suspense and often left me more confused than enticed.

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KBelleau
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
Mehso-so

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marleed
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

I‘ve had this book on my shelves for years thinking I read it along with my other girl, women, water mysteries. While organizing books I realized I had no documentation of this read - haha, a few pages in and I knew I‘d never gone here. This was like a jigsaw puzzle where the many characters are the edges and once those finally come together, fitting the center pieces became a bit of fun.

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eldiaquemeodies
Escrito en el agua | Paula Hawkins
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Panpan

Lectura de primavera 🌸 No lo recomiendo. No me gustó. Es muy confuso.

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sprainedbrain
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Unfortunately, this was as underwhelming as I was expecting. A whole bunch of unlikable characters doing predictable stuff.

I listened to the audio because I knew I‘d never make myself read my BOTM copy. Now I can‘t find my BOTM copy, which is also unfortunate, because I was looking forward to throwing it across the room after that dumb ending.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG Ha! 4mo
Soubhiville 🤣 well I enjoyed your review. 4mo
merelybookish 😆 hopefully it will turn up one day. 4mo
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Asthecroweflies I feel like with as long as the book was, the ending was really rushed and not executed well. 4mo
Megabooks 💯💯💯 4mo
vivastory Fingers crossed that one day you find it...so that you can throw it across the room 😂 4mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 4mo
BookwormM 🤣🤣 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly 😂😂😂 4mo
UwannaPublishme 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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BooksNBowls
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

I was wary before beginning this book due to all the mixed reviews. However, I heard there was a lot of characters so I kept a scratch paper and pen next to me while I was reading, so that I could jot notes down. I feel it was necessary for all the characters so we could have a real “whodunit” mystery. Other than that, I thought it was a great story! 3.5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BooksNBowls
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins & The Great Alone by Kristen Hannah
2. 50 books
3. Winter Garden by Kristen Hannah

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Tylermunnings
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Into The Water, an interesting book. From cover you feel the book as somewhat of a romance but the more you read you understand it's about a fatal murder taking place in a river. This book goes Into detail on how after the mother dies and her daughter must be under the care of her Aunt. I quite enjoyed how they talk about the death of her mother but also has a subplot that brings up mysterious clues on how things are tied together

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Tyler! I was just missing the POV and how it is established. 4/6 7mo
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rjsthumbelina
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

I know that this got pretty mixed reviews when it came out, but I enjoyed it. Multiple perspectives, a place of mystery: do the women jump into the water, or is the water a place to get rid of troublesome women?

#scarathlon #teamslaughter
#panspookathon #littenlisten #wickedathon #fallintoreading #spookoweenreadathon #trickortreatathon #spooktober #itsbritneywitch #bookspinbingo
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9x10x7=630+16=646 pts
@Clwojick

rjsthumbelina I forgot #outstandingOctober! That adds another 70 pts 🤓 7mo
Asthecroweflies I loved this book…I just felt like she rushed the ending. 7mo
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elisebarker
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Meh. I thought it was just okay and kind of predictable. (My dog tore this book up ages ago 😂)

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KristenDuck
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

First a teenage girl dies in the lake, and now in the same lake, a single mother is found dead. Soon, secrets begin to surface.

Left behind is teenager Lena, who is left believing her mother committed suicide. But is that really the case? Or is something more sinister going on in this town?

There were easily over two dozen characters in this story, and it took me nearly three quarters of the book to sort them all out and remember who was who!

BookDragonNotWorm Same here! Way too many characters to keep track of with very little to help distinguish between them! 10mo
KristenDuck @BookDragonNotWorm lol exactly!! 10mo
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Dcueto
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

It was predictable, so if you‘re looking for suspense, this may not be it. That being said, I enjoyed how some of the characters evolved.

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lfrye
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

One of the most intriguing ways that Paula writes this book is that each chapter is a vignette, or viewpoint, of one of the characters in the story. I love this but I will say throughout the whole book, there were so many different characters that this layout was difficult to follow at times. it seemed to climax with several different surprises that didn‘t seem all that necessary- One left unresolved. The final bang l I found to be confusing. 4/10

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starlight97
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#QuotsyApr21 day 19 #mind @TK-421
📷 miss_mini_recommends on instagram

TK-421 Great quote! 13mo
starlight97 @TK-421 thanks! 13mo
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Andrea4
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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I'm culling my collection down to those that I need to read still, that I may/will read again, that I can't bear to part with because I love the author and have a collection (mostly). So these are the titles so far that are gone. Minus two books I've already given to my boss's kid (Lumberjanes vol 1- oh and she is now starting a book club with her little friends! 😍)

monkeygirlsmama It's always hard to part ways with book friends, but at least you know someone else can enjoy them and now there's more room on the shelves/stacks for new book inhabitants to reside. 🤓

That's super awesome about the coworker's daughter!!!
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Andrea4 @monkeygirlsmama I agree! I'm way happier if I can send them to people I know. Plus in truth, I feel selfish keeping books I know I won't re-read. 1y
Tamra I just did the same thing. Still, I could probably pare down more. 😏 1y
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Andrea4 @Tamra me too🤦🏾‍♀️😂 1y
marleed I read Lovely Bones years ago. I can‘t account for my mood at the time, but the book absolutely freaked me out. So now, I see the book at thrift stores or even LFLs, and my mind is silently screaming: No no no. You cannot house that book in your library! 1y
Andrea4 @marleed my sister gave it to me when I had my jaw broken (surgery not accident) when I was 17 to have something to do. I'm not sure she really knew what it was about but man did that book make an impression. I've finally realized I'm never going to read it again even if I think it was a great book to read. I'm not sure how it's managed to stay on my shelves! 1y
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MrsBibliophile
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

This book felt very predictable and choppy. It was scattered and awkward in parts with a lukewarm story line, void of any memorable plot twists.

I was pretty disappointed after all the hype this book received.

However, I did finish it so it wasn't a complete Pan.

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LisaLovesToRead
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
Pickpick

This book took a little bit of time to get info. I didn‘t enjoy it as much as The Girl on the Train, but it was still decent. Hawkins uses the same technique of shifting character perspective with each chapter. With more characters , less development, and shorter chapters in Into the Water, it was harder to get hooked.

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SheReadsAndWrites
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

This one moves fast and is intriguing with lots of POV's. I liked it - it was a good summer weekend read. Will need to read something more upbeat now though. 😬😊

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MsMelissa
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

The reviews on this one are definitely mixed, but I liked it. A lot. The narrative is told from multiple points of view, and there are numerous sub-plots, but Hawkins drew me right into her story. Only downside? Since I found things a little too easy to figure out the ending didn‘t surprise me 🤷🏻‍♀️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this but not as much as her debut. 2y
MsMelissa @erzascarletbookgasm I think I prefer this one, although I really liked Girl on a Train, too. 2y
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MsMelissa
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Well, I was supposed to be in Toronto today as my daughter and one of her cousins had tickets to see Harry Styles. With the concert moved to fall 2021, I‘m hanging out at home with Ellie instead 🤷🏻‍♀️

vivastory I don't know if I've ever heard Harry Styles 😂 2y
MsMelissa @vivastory he‘s from One Direction (the British boy band). His music is pretty good, actually, and I totally would go to the concert with my daughter if she‘d let me. For some reason she‘d rather go with her cousin 🤔😂 2y
MallenNC My friends and I had tickets to see him in August. I knew it would be postponed but was still sad when it officially happened. 2y
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vivastory Okay, I see. I'd heard a bit about him and I know vaguely who One Direction is. One of the things I miss most about lockdown is concerts. 2y
MsMelissa @MallenNC ya, my daughter is pretty disappointed. One of the advantages of the concert being today is that school is out. As we are about four hours from Toronto we were going to take a few days to shop, have nice meals, and visit with one of my cousins and her daughter (the one also going to the concert). Now we‘ll just have to hope that fall 2021 is all good. 2y
MsMelissa @vivastory I miss the theatre 🎭! I had one show cancelled (CATS - no biggie, I saw it as a kid), one rescheduled (Hamilton, with the rescheduled show likely to be cancelled) and two other fall shows likely to be cancelled/rescheduled too 😢 2y
TrishB My daughter was supposed to see Harry Styles in April and was supposed to see BTS today, we‘ve missed live music so much!! 2y
MsMelissa @TrishB I just wonder when it will be deemed safe to have live events with large crowds again? It might be years if a vaccine isn‘t developed quickly. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I was supposed to be in Ottawa last week, but ut got postponed to December 2. June was great, but 2 hours of 🚗 in December is not what I was planning for. ❄️ ❄️❄️ All I can do is hope for the best 🤪 At least we are enjoying reading during this period 🥰 2y
MsMelissa @Josee.a.lu.lit.et.lira can you take VIA? That‘s how we travel to and from Toronto when we go on our little adventures 🚂 I love the train 😊 2y
TrishB We are going to a drive in gig next month, cars only. Assuming Gary Numan is allowed in from the US! I think Germany was the first place to have them. 2y
Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira @Book_Fiend_Melissa Yes, I‘ve done that before. It will depend on the weather and the friend I travel with. Thanks for the reminder. 2y
rabbitprincess @Book_Fiend_Melissa I love the train too! But I am waiting until business class comes back before I resume train travel 😂 Although if push came to shove I would probably take the train before the plane 😬 2y
MallenNC @Book_Fiend_Melissa Our new date is in October 2021. I hope all is safe by then! 2y
MsMelissa @TrishB that‘s an awesome idea! 2y
MsMelissa @rabbitprincess I‘m with you there. I have no desire to set foot on an airplane anytime soon! Honestly, I think it will be awhile before I feel comfortable doing a lot of things again. 2y
LeahBergen I was supposed to be at one of our best friend‘s weddings on Vancouver Island this weekend. 😭 2y
MsMelissa @LeahBergen that‘s sad 😞 Are they going ahead with the wedding or are they waiting? 2y
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MsMelissa
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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I‘m already cheating on my Penman book 😂. Since the Penman novel is massive, and will take me awhile to get through, I‘m going to mix up my reading while I‘m working my way through it.

This Hawkins novel has been on my TBR pulse since it was released, and I should be able to get through it relatively quickly. I‘m off work until Monday, so I need to take advantage of the extra reading time!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Make sure to have a pen and paper!! So many characters!! 📝 2y
vivastory Enjoy the long weekend! I'm off tomorrow 😊 2y
TrishB Cheating on Penman, I don‘t know 🤷‍♀️😘 2y
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MsMelissa @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are not wrong. Holy cow I‘ll need to keep track 😂 2y
MsMelissa @vivastory yay! Enjoy your extra long weekend 😊 2y
MsMelissa @TrishB don‘t judge me 😂🤣😂 2y
TrishB 😂😂 I can never read more than one at a time! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Book_Fiend_Melissa I had to!!! I made a chart!! 🤣🤣 2y
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SheReadsAndWrites
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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SO happy our little town used bookstore is open again. 🤓❤️

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NatalieR
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

I loved this book and found it hard to put down. Since other reviews mentioned there are lots of characters, I read the physical book instead of the audio. Once I got the hang of the characters, the story flew by and I read large chunks in one sitting. I also love my signed UK First Edition. 💙 #MountTBR

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bookaholic1
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

#58
Alot of people didn't like this book plus her first one THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, but I have to admit that I really enjoyed both

Hazel2019 I really liked girl on the train! 😊 2y
bookaholic1 @Hazel2019 me too, but alot didn't 2y
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BookDragonNotWorm
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

I thought Girl On The Train was over-hyped, but I did like it, so I thought I'd give this one a try . . . I almost DNFed it multiple times. There were too many POV characters, and Hawkins didn‘t develop them well enough in the beginning for me to keep them straight and know who was who, which I found frustrating. It finally picked up about 60% in. Yikes! It ended up a decent story, but I doubt I‘ll read one of her books again.

Megabooks Oh yeah, definitely a mediocre book. 2y
BookDragonNotWorm @Megabooks I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks so! I hate to give less than stellar reviews, but this one was just exactly what you said - mediocre is the perfect word to describe it. 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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I‘m out of order!!!

I had to keep a list with this one!! 😫

#BookHunt

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sophierayton
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Massively struggled with this one, but at the end of the day, it's still a good story and well written, I just didn't really like it.

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nidhinb
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

BLOODY BRILLIANT.
I absolutely loved it. Granted it was a bit boring at the beginning, but once it picks up, it's impossible to put down. Amazing.

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Hailie_Wheeler
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

A well-worth read! Lots of twists and turns, so many characters that you question, and many tied stories that ultimately get answers.

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Hailie_Wheeler
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Reading by the fire = perfection

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MummaBear
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

Loved Girl on a Train but this was very different. Hard to get the myriad of character viewpoints in order so it felt a bit as if what could have been an interesting plot was obscured by that device. Enjoyable holiday read nonetheless.

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Nikki_E
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Pickpick

Four stars!

I almost didn‘t finish. The first quarter of the book is confusing and their are a lot of characters to keep straight but I held on and ended up really enjoying it.

rather_be_reading one of my fav books! 2y
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hike.read.repeat
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Pickpick

Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 1989.0 of 3005.3

Days on trail: 86

Books completed on trail: 38

I quite enjoy a juicy thriller while I‘m walking. It gives my brain something to chew on. This one was a fun listen. #libby

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Betty_Boa
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

So it seemed like a really slow start I wanted to dnf. Glad I didn't cause it did get better. Once I was actually invested in finding out what happened to Nel Abbot.

Betty_Boa It was a like/ hate with her sister Jules like communication would have saved them both some heartbreak even with the "misunderstanding". I loved Lena and Nickie definitely my faves. Soo SPOILER the culprit is totally not who I was expecting it to be ? I Know obvious is Patrick Townsend, but I had my money on jealous vengeful Helen So totally mind blown there!! 2y
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RinaBrahmbhattBarot
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Pickpick

Current listen! What are you reading/listening to?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to keep notes with this one!! So many characters!! Lol 2y
FlowerFairy Currently listening to ALAs, Babylon 2y
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Mccall0113
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Plan to finish his one after our picnic is over ❤️

mabell Indoor picnics are the best! 2y
marleed What a great picnic you have going on there! 2y
ravenlee Looks great! 2y
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Mccall0113 @mabell especially when it‘s snowing out! 2y
mabell Oh yes! And now I‘m jealous! It‘s sunny and 40s/50s here - no snow in sight for now! 2y
HeleneReads77 looks awesome....and loved that book! 😊 2y
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Mccall0113
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Working the overnight. *Yawn*

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maich
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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MidnightBookGirl Your photos are just gorgeous! 1pt! 2y
maich @MidnightBookGirl Thank you❤ 2y
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BarkingMadRun
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Finished a book from my TBR shelf! It had me guessing until the very last page! #wintergames #teamFozziwig @Clwojick @StayCurious

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BarkingMadRun
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BarkingMadRun
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#teamfozziwig #wintergames my first book will be a TBR and then I‘ll read my Christmas themed books. @Clwojick @StayCurious

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BarkingMadRun
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Leftovers for lunch

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IamIamIam
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Pickpick

I just kept getting slapped with surprises during this book! Jules Abbott is called back to her childhood home after her estranged sister is found drowned. The Drowning Pool is a popular place for suicides but Nell believes it's a place to get rid of problematic women. Everyone's fighting their own psyche during this and nothing is what it seems.

TheRiehlDeal I heard mixed reviews on both of her books. Glad you liked it though! 😊 3y
IamIamIam @TheRiehlDeal Thanks! I try not to get caught up in reviews before I've read it for myself but I did enjoy it a lot more than The Girl on the Train. I also really enjoy unlikable characters and this book has PLENTY! Lol 3y
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TheShaggyShepherd
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Definitely found some great gems at goodwill yesterday. I never walk out of there with less than 20 books. I did buy some this time that I already had but they were ones that I either really love (Cloud Atlas) or ones that I hear a lot of good things about but just haven‘t read yet (The Alice Network). I keep them to trade in at Little Free Libraries.

TheShaggyShepherd I‘ve been super disappointed with our LFLs here so far. Either they‘re not in use at all anymore or they have super old books in them. There‘s nothing wrong with old books but it just doesn‘t seem like people trade in books that are likely to be picked up by someone. 3y
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Come-read-with-me
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Mehso-so

This book was a mixed bag for me. The strengths included: multiple narrators (loved reading the interpretation of events from varying perspectives); an interesting twist in family dynamics; and multigenerational murders. The challenges were: characters that were not relatable or sympathetic; meandering prose; and an unsatisfying ending. I thought her first book was much better, but, as mentioned, there were strengths in this story as well. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

erzascarletbookgasm Her debut was so much better! This was a weak Pick for me. 3y
Buechersuechtling Yes, in most points I agree with you. I am remember to also have thought the ending is a bit weak but I _loved_ all the women‘s stories in there. 3y
rather_be_reading gahhh i loved it! 3y
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading 🤣 POV strikes again! 3y
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Beccacraft
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
Mehso-so

This book was about a town set on a river where many women have drowned in the water, some voluntarily, some not. It was written from many different characters‘ perspectives, which was interesting but sometimes confusing. While it was enjoyable enough to read and kept me guessing at times, I was never truly invested in any of the characters and felt the end was loosely defined.

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Zoes_Human
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Bailedbailed

I deeply, truly, passionately do not give a fuck what happens to any of these characters.

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Areader2
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 6
I think everyone one is playing 😄

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imabusybee
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Currently reading one of my backlist titles.

Asthecroweflies I really enjoyed this book. 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Enjoyable, though I liked her debut better. 3y
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AkashPhoenix
Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

This was a good read but the ending was very loose. Fate of some of the characters was not explained. The ending was totally abrupt, Paula Hawkins one sudden day got tired and just finished the book in a hurry. With that said, I love the characters. The story is told from POV of nearly 12 characters each portraying their own thinking of the same plot. That was really interesting for me. Took some time to store in my memory who each character was.