INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins - a Micro-Review

I won’t be strolling near rivers for a little while.  Stay dry, ladies!  Paula Hawkins’s INTO THE WATER is disturbed and wants to push you in.  Misogyny, troublesome women and a “Drowning Pool” don't mix well throughout history in Beckford, a small English town.  Given the crowd of narrators, this twisting tale is surprisingly easy to follow—a true page turner and a narrative feat.  Plus, at long last, female authors like Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware, Tana French and Megan Miranda are reaping the benefits of and making feminist waves with that perennial theme in thriller/mystery/crime of plots founded on missing or dead girls and women.  Love it!