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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.

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 . . .

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, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.

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"I developed a taste for crime as a teenager with Agatha Christie, but I think it was Donna Tartt’s The Secret History which really opened my eyes to the possibilities of the psychological thriller. I read a lot of crime fiction now: I particularly love Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie series which, like Tartt’s work, blend cracking plots with beautiful writing and exceptionally crafted characters. I am also a big fan of Tana French’s police procedurals, as well as writers such as Harriet Lane, Megan Abbott and Gillian Flynn.

I loved creative writing as a child, and I’ve actually been writing fiction on and off ever since– I just didn’t used to show it to anyone! I have dozens of unfinished novels on stored away on hard drives – some might just be a few pages, some are tens of thousands of words long. I may even return to some of them one day."

Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been published in over forty languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and is now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second thriller.

Also by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins


Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect' STEPHEN KINGRachel catches the same commuter train every morning.

She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens.

She's even started to feel like she knows...