Into the Water Book Review *Paula Hawkins*...

May 23, 2017 by

  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...

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Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water Is No Fluke...

May 13, 2017 by

This week not too much in woo-woo in terms of adult fiction. Non-Fiction and Children’s Fiction is slaying all the competition, but there are some rising above most, such as James Patterson’s 16th Seduction with over 60,000 in combined sales, and Paula Hawkins’ sophomore follow up to the massive hit to Girl on the Train almost beat out Patterson for top honors. Into the Water, sold over 38,000 in print, so around the 50K plus combined sales. And Danielle Steel, like always, makes the usual sales killing with Against All Odds.     In the romance realm, Susan Wiggs’ Family Tree, Tami Hoag’s The Bitter Season and Debbie Macomber’s Orchard Valley Grooms all sold in the 20K plus sales range.   Over at the USA today top 100 chart toppers this week, new romances...

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The Girl on the Train Book Review *Paula Hawkins*...

Feb 26, 2015 by

  Synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?   The Girl on...

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