Into the Water

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Paul A. Hawkins
Narrator: Sophie Aldred , Laura Aikman
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Literature
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
Published In: May 2017
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller and global phenomenon The Girl on the Train returns with Into the Water, her addictive new novel of psychological suspense.

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 fifteen-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 read 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.

Cast of Narrators:

Rachel Bavidge, as third person narrator/Nel's voice

Sophie Aldred, as Jules

Daniel Weyman, as Sean & Josh

Imogen Church, as Erin Morgan

Laura Aikman, as Lena

Reviews (29)

Written by L THOMAS on December 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really enjoyed this book!! There were moments that really took me by surprise and I love that. Would definitely recommend this book to read.

Written by Abi O on November 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Good book but very hard to follow. If you can understand the story line then you will have an easy time understanding

Written by Emily W on October 27th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Good book. The story kept you guessing until the very end. I loved all the different narrators.


Written by Teresa S on October 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found it a little hard to follow.


Written by Brenda G on September 26th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Thoroughly enjoyed this many twists and curves. Liked the multiple made it easy to follow.

Written by Melissa E on September 22nd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Excellent book! Keeps you guessing and thinking throughout the whole thing! The narration is easy to listen to and the varied cast makes it easier to remember which character is narrating at the time.


Written by Rita J on September 18th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Into the Water is a highly addictive read. The book is set in Beckford, a small British town obsessed with its dark past. When a single mother, Nel Abbott, is found dead in the river, her estranged sister Jules arrives to care for Nel’s teenage daughter Lena. As Jules learns more about her sister’s apparent suicide in the town’s Drowning Pool — and the many mysterious deaths that preceded it, including Lena’s best friend — she’s pulled further and further into a shadowy world where tragedy lurks, memory is unstable, and things are never as they seem. The novel, it must be said, contains all the elements that made The Girl on the Train famous in the first place. The narrative transfixes; its short chapters and multiple perspectives pull the reader in immediately, and refuse to let go until the very last page is turned. Into the Water is well-written, well-structured and well-crafted


Written by Angela R on September 17th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book to listen to!

Written by Kristi G on September 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Pay attention Several characters are narrating the story from their perspective..suspenseful.. overall a decent story

Written by Jillian G on August 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It was a bit confusing keeping up with all the characters, but it still kept you on edge wondering what happens next. Twist of love, sadness, and friendships. I give it a thumbs up!

Author Details

Author Details

Hawkins, Paul A.

Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London." The Girl on the Train "is her first thriller. It is being published all over the world and has been optioned by Dreamworks.