Audiobook Review: Into the Water, Paula Hawkins

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By: Paula Hawkins


Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Left behind is a lonely 15-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother’s sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from – a place to which she vowed she’d never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying listen that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface – you never know what lies beneath.


I cheated. I normally don’t look at the rating of a book before posting mine. And I did. I cheated and I read a few review because I was blown away by this book and I couldn’t get some of the lower ones. Now I know “No two people read the same book the same way” and I know “Everyone has a right to their own opinion”. I get it. I really do.

I was enthralled with this audiobook. 100% totally swept away into the british lifestyle. I really think that the audio played a big part into me enjoying it. I was quickly finding any excuse to listen to the book. I was left in speechless many times.

I don’t think there has been an audiobook that I have enjoyed more than this one. But, and its a big BUT. The conclusion was not what I had expected to be. While the build lead up to it, the ending seemed…Well it just seemed to of ended. While the main question was answered I was still left wondering and not in a good way. I was left wondering about parts of the story that would never warrant a second book. I had question left unanswered while the ig one from the plot was.

The characters I felt were developed. The plot was intriguing. the narrating was superb. I enjoyed the book all the way up until I got to about 90% when it started to dwindle down and the conclusion came.

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  1. I want it! Fabulous post. I have previously read other reviews and wondered if we were reviewing the same book as our reviews didn’t even sound like we had read the same words. 🙂


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