Hawkins’ new potboiler flounders in the shallow end

CRIME Fiction: Into The Water, By Paula Hawkins, Doubleday, €20

14th May, 2017
The Girl On The Train author Paula Hawkins here delivers a soggy mess

At the conclusion of Into The Water, Paula Hawkins – the bestselling author of The Girl On The Train – spends two pages thanking all the early readers and “exceptional editors” who have helped her with this sophomore effort, a story of murder and suicide in deepest England.

Reader, I’ll be honest: I fairly growled when I got to this point. Help? What help had they been? No help. None at all....

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