In 2015, Paula Hawkins’ debut novel The Girl on The Train received worldwide critical acclaim, catapulting the South London journalist from struggling writer to literary celebrity. Within two years, Hawkins went from writing on the verge of panic, close to throwing it all in, to successful author of a multimillion-dollar Hollywood adaptation.
Join Hawkins for an exclusive afternoon at The Lowry for her only UK theatre appearance as she discusses her incredible journey so far and introduces her follow-up psychological thriller, Into The Water, a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Sharing the suspense that pervades both her life and her writing, from the days spent penning the make-or-break novel to the inexorable and unyielding success that followed, to her latest work as she once again 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.”
Don’t miss the chance to hear from the author herself and be one of the first to get your hands on Hawkins’ riveting new publication, set to captivate another wave of fervent readers worldwide.
Author: Paula Hawkins
Event name: Into The Water: Paula Hawkins in Conversation
Dates: Saturday 6th May
The Lowry, Salford Quays
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'Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go.
The addictive new psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon.
In the last days before her death, Nel called her sister. Jules didn’t pick up the phone, ignoring her plea for help.
Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules has been dragged back to the one place she hoped she had escaped for good, to care for the teenage girl her sister left behind.
But Jules is afraid. So afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of knowing that Nel would never have jumped.
And most of all she’s afraid of the water, and the place they call the Drowning Pool . . .
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, satisfying read that hinges on the stories we tell about our pasts and their power to destroy the lives we live now.
'Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door