January 2015 Indie Next List
“This is one of the most compelling thrillers I have read in years! With alternating perspectives ranging from the fantasies of a young woman who watches a couple from the window of her train commute every day, to the true story of the couple themselves, and a missing person case, the reader is plunged into a twisting, turning mystery of deception and misdirection. Rarely have there been so many shocking revelations in a single novel! Just when you believe you have a grasp on the entire mystery, Hawkins pulls the rug out from under you with yet another breathtaking plot revelation. An exceptional read!”
— William Carl, Books On The Square, Providence, RI
The #1New York TimesBestseller, USA TodayBook of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Nothing is more addicting thanThe Girl on the Train. Vanity Fair
The Girl on the Trainhas more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller sinceGone Girl. . . . It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership. The New York Times
Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend. USA Today
Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages. The Boston Globe
Gone Girlfans will devour this psychological thriller. People
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She's even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life as she sees it is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
About the Author
Paula Hawkinsworked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction.The Girl on the Trainis her first thriller. An international #1 bestseller, published in 50 countries and over 40 languages, it has sold over 11 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London."
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