Thursday 1 December 2016

All the deets on 'Into the Water' by Paula Hawkins!

Oh, hello there! It's been a while. I've been a very bad blogger of late, a consequence of too much Netflixing (check out Offspring and The Crown) and not enough reading. 

Speaking of reading, 2016 has been such a bad reading year for me. I've had a handful of good reads, and that's it. A handful. Anyone else? It's hard to be a book blogger when you're in a perpetual reading slump and not reading very much at all. Argh! I try not to stress about it. 2017 has bunches of books I'm looking forward to (more on that in the coming weeks) so maybe I'll get my blogging mojo back. Maybe not. Hey, at least I'll always have Netflix...

Anyhow, in exciting news, yesterday saw the cover reveal for the much-anticipated upcoming novel from 'Girl on the Train' author Paula Hawkins. I feel like this book has been a little bit shrouded in mystery, which just makes me want it even more, you know? Adding to the mystery, it seems that an official synopsis is not yet available. So much mystery. So much want.

Here's the cover: 

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins || Release date: May 2017

The lowdown, as per Goodreads:

Paula Hawkins has penned a “dark and moving” second psychological suspense novel for Doubleday called Into The Water, set for release next May.

The book is about “the slipperiness of the truth, and a family drowning in secrets”, her publisher said.

Set in a small riverside town in the UK, the novel will “unfurl a gripping, twisting, layered story”. While little has been given away in terms of plot, it will feature two sisters and “ghostly echoes of the past”. 


Paula Hawkins says: “This story has been brewing for a good while. For me there is something irresistible about the stories we tell ourselves, the way voices and truths can be hidden consciously or unconsciously, memories can be washed away and whole histories submerged. Then two sisters appeared, and the novel began to form.”

Paula’s Editor, Sarah Adams, says: “Once again Paula explores the thrilling depths of our psychology, reminding us that all is rarely as it seems and enticing us to turn detective. Into The Water drips with suspicion and the ghostly echoes of the past. It is a menacing, moving, deeply satisfying read which entranced me from first page to last. We couldn’t be more excited to share it with her eagerly awaiting readers.”

Paula’s literary agent, Lizzy Kremer, says: “Into The Water is incredibly dark and moving. Only Paula Hawkins could have written it. It is an unflinching and original book that is both a terrific thriller and a beautiful novel.”


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