Book Review: Into The Water @PaulaHWrites #IntoTheWater #Thriller #PsychologicalThriller #PaulaHawkins #Mystery #4stars @PenguinBooks @PenguinUKBooks @riverheadbooks

Thank you to my work colleague for lending me this book!  I hate saying this now as I don’t want you all to be jealous of the great reads I get passed through the work place!  I just want to highlight my FAVORITE part of this book as I referred back to it A LOT.  I wish many books had this and I do know that not every edition of this book has this page…

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There were a lot of people to remember in this book.  Each chapter was from a different viewpoint of a character.  Each chapter I flipped back to that page above so I kept everything straight.  Game.  Changer.

The reader’s digest summary is that Nel Abbott is discovered dead in the drowning pool.  It is believed she killed herself, but the family is not quite buying it.  She has been writing all about the drowning pool and the women that have died in those waters.  The locals do NOT want her writing anything.  They kept warning her to stop.  Nel’s daughter’s best friend happens to be one of the victims, but Nel just can’t keep her nose out of what is going on.

This story was suspenseful and had me thinking something different each chapter.  I thought there was some crazy secret love affair going on with how 2 sets of characters were acting and turns out…nope…but there were multiple love affairs in the book.  I just completely made one up in my head, haha.  People do crazy things when they’re in love.  People do crazy things to protect their family.  What happens in this book is a wild, fun ride.  Again, it was super easy to follow thanks to the cheat sheet in the beginning.  This would be a difficult story to follow without it!

This is my first book by Hawkins and I am excited to read more from her!  The characters were unique and I disliked quite a few, but that the book that much more interesting!

This is a solid 4 star read.  It is a suspenseful, mind racing thriller that will have you wanting more and more until all your questions are answered.  And yes, all your questions will be answered!!  The ending was unexpected yet great!  Have you read Hawkins work before?  Am I crazy for being so late onto her fan train???

Details

Title: Into The Water

Author: Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Release Date: May 2, 2017

Find it here on Goodreads and Amazon

First Line Friday: May 10th

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews.

This week I am highlighting a book that was given to me by a colleague that I am hoping I will finish before our school year is out!

There was something you wanted to tell me, wasn’t there? What was it you were trying to say? I feel like I drifted out of this conversation a long time ago. I stopped concentrating, I was thinking about something else, getting on with things, I wasn’t listening, and I lost the thread of it.

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Guess which one I chose to read first…yes, that line is from Into The Water by Paula Hawkins!  I am excited to delve deeper into this one!  What are you currently reading??

Book Review: I Am Watching You

Woah.  I need a moment to process what just happened.  Everything I knew that was happening just changed in a split second!

Let me set this book up for you…read it.  Ok, ok, ok…but just a little because this book is a page turning, nail biting thriller that will leave you speechless.  It is a story about a young teenage girl who goes missing on a trip to London.  It is told from multiple perspectives; a witness who saw her traveling to London on the train, the father, the friend she was traveling with, and a private investigator that the witness hired.  The case ends up going cold and unsolved for over a year until…well, just know that the case gets solved and you find out whodunit…and if you can guess who did you must be a psychopathic serial killer.

I read this as a buddy read with my friend and we finished this book within days.  I took off running and then she surpassed me and was cheering me on to finish.  You should see the text I sent her when I finished reading chapter 46.  I would show you, but, then I’d have to kill you.  Honestly we didn’t know much about this book except that I have heard rave reviews about it and it was highly rated.

We almost didn’t read it because she kept seeing reviews where people drone on about the witness describing flower arrangements…ok…so to those reviews I say, yeah, not quite what it seems.  I will say that Driscoll does an amazing job at stringing you along and giving you just enough details to keep you hooked and wanting more.

This earns a solid 5 star rating from me.  It was just…amazing.  I have since added her other 2 thrillers (one out and one coming out soon) to my want to read list because that’s how amazing this read was.  I am telling you, my mind was absolutely blown!  And for what it’s worth, my friend who can usually predict everything in a thriller, did not see the ending coming.  Read it.  Tell all your friends.  Then come back and TALK TO ME ABOUT THIS BOOK! OH EM GEE!

 

Details

 

Title: I Am Watching You

Author: Teresa Driscoll

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Release Date: October 1, 2017

ASIN: B06Y1264PX

ISBN-10: 9781542046596

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BONUS:  I want to share a quote from this book that speaks VOLUMES to me.  Also, after reading this book, good luck to my kids to ever getting them to allow me to go anywhere by themselves! 😉

Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can involve more fear than you had ever imagined, and you never quite look on the world in the same way again.

Doesn’t that just hit right home for my fellow parents out there???  Anyway…pick up the book, trust me, it’s a GREAT one!