Author: Paula Hawkins
Expectations become extremely high when you’ve read a completely compelling book such as The Girl on The Train. Do not strain yourself in expectations. Paula Hawkins is made to write thrillers, we know it for sure now. What will she give to us next?
The Drowning Pool. A place to kill yourself? A place for troublesome woman? A place to definitely stay clear of. It all started with Libby, years later Lauren, and it’s happening again..Katie and Nel. What is their connection, if any?
This story is told from SO many point of view you might think it would be difficult to keep track of it all. Paula Hawkins writing is so fluent and understandable that you won’t need to take notes in order for it to make sense. She understands the importance of building each and every character, their views and beliefs. I mean, that’s what makes a thriller right? Different views.
I really, really enjoyed this read just as much as I did her last. Could I figure it out before the ending? I won’t lie, the shock effect definitely was not there like it was for The Girl on The Train, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fantastic book. The way these characters intertwine with one another was the best part about the story. It’s haunting and cold and you’ll want so much more every time you turn the page.
I understand I’ve been pretty vague content wise, but in order for you to get it, you’ve just got to read it for yourself. I think if you truly were a fan of Hawkins last book, you surely will not be disappointed with this one. I think a lot of people have been comparing the two so much that they are not giving this book the love it deserves. And it’s a shame. Do you want to read a replica of The Girl on The Train? Then read that book again, damn! Do not expect similarities because you will end up being disappointed. If you take the book for what it is, not who the author is and what she wrote in past, you’ll find yourself so deeply immersed in this writing.
I know I’m surely excited for Paula Hawkins future stories!
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