“The things I want to remember I can’t, and the things I try so hard to forget just keep coming.”

– Into the Water, Paula Hawkins

This book was ridiculous, over the top and thoroughly gripping. But seriously, as someone who grew up in a village in the English countryside I just don’t get this depiction of English villages as small, insular, weird and frankly backwards places. Really, in this day and age? It’s not like that at all. It’s a stereotype that needs to die.