Toronto, Canada. November 29, 2016. Into the Water is an addictive novel of psychological suspense about the slipperiness of the truth, and a family drowning in secrets.
With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again in Into the Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.
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.”
Penguin Random House Canada President and Publisher Kristin Cochrane, says: “Paula Hawkins has proved once again that she has a faultless instinct for uncovering her characters’ hidden psychological motivations; in so doing, she taps into our universal preoccupation with the effects of secrets, deception, and memory. We are thrilled to be bringing this novel to her legions of Canadian readers. Into the Water is spell-binding and will draw readers in from its very first page.”
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.”
Publication of Into the Water will be supported by a huge multimedia PR and marketing campaign with major promotions across all retailers.
Paula Hawkins is the author of the global bestseller The Girl on the Train, which received worldwide critical acclaim and has sold over 18 million copies worldwide since first publication in January 2015. It is also now a major hit Hollywood film starring Emily Blunt.
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