Do you trust the people around you ?
Do you believe your loved ones ?
Do you think everyone is innocent ?
Jules Abbott is broken when she discovers that her sister Nel Abbott was found in the river . That river . The river which also claimed Anne Ward , Katie Whitaker , Lauren Townsend and Libby. Nel leaves behind her 15 year old daughter , Lena , who is really tough to handle. Jules haven’t spoken to Nel for years , since the incident. Nel’s obsession with the river and the Drowning Pool may have led her to her death .
DI Sean Townsend , along with his wife Helen and father Patrick find it hard everyday , not knowing how his mother Lauren , really died. He keeps having nightmares but everything is a blur , a complete picture isn’t formed . His affair also creates an awkward situation between him and Helen and know they just want to make the days pass , with Patrick being the glue holding him but his own secret is on the verge of being disclosed.
Louise Whitaker looks around her daughter Katie’s room , looking for a reason for killing herself. Louise regrets not being involved in her daughter’s life more, rather giving attention to her son Josh . She had no idea of Katie’s inner secret , a secret which could change everything. Louise blames Nel and Lena for everything and wants to make sure they paid the price for it.
Nicola Sage is going crazy with all the dead speaking in her mind , telling her how they dies. Jeannie , Nicola’s sister , also the policeman who took care of Sean when his mother died , revealed how Lauren really die . Jeannie is long gone but her story remains today. The whole town thinks she’s crazy but only Nel believed her , saw through all the craziness and fraud nature of hers.
Mark Henderson discovered Nel’s body while out on a walk with his dogs. He didn’t care about her , only her death reminded him of a certain someone . His secret couldn’t be exposed , in any form , because if it did , his life is over . And he’ll do anything to make sure it doesn’t come out but he has no idea that someone knows this secret . and she won’t back down.
Beckford is a small town but full of secrets. And Nel’s death threatens to expose all of it. Jules , Lena , Louise , Sean , Helen , Nickie (Nicola’s pet name) , Patrick , Mark and Erin Morgan are all involved in some way or the other in all these deaths and it’s time they are revealed.
This book gave me the chills. I mean you might think it’s confusing and all but it’s not.You gotta have a lot of patience to read this book. Being one of the most awaited , promising and must read book of the year , it’s too good ! The river is the central part , with everyone describing i according to their own perspective. All the characters are connected to each other in some way or other and it’s so gripping ! It’s chilling and basically the best psychological book describing a human instinct.
Paula Hawkins has outdid herself again ! Hands down ! This book is a step above A Girl On the train and I just want everyone to read it if you loved her first novel and understood her impeccable writing !
If you want a break from all the adventure and action , INTO THE WATER is a deal breaker ! A MUST READ !!!!
Beware a calm surface – you never know what lies beneath it
Good Night , U ❤