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The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

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Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 03 May 2016
THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT 'Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect' STEPHEN KING Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. `Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...

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PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been a global phenomenon, selling almost 20 million copies worldwide. Published in over forty languages, it has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and was a No.1 box office hit film starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second stand-alone thriller.


"Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect." * STEPHEN KING * "The thriller scene will have to up its game if it's to match Hawkins this year" * Observer * "A complex and increasingly chilling tale courtesy of a number of first-person narratives that will wrong-foot even the most experienced of crime fiction readers" * Irish Times * "achieves a sinister poetry . . . Hawkins keeps the nastiest twist for last" * Financial Times * "Hawkins' masterful deployment of unwittingly unreliable narration to evoke the aftershocks of abuse and trauma is a powerful way of exploring women's marginalization" * Huffington Post *

EAN: 9781784161101
ISBN: 1784161101
Publisher: Black Swan
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11 x 2.5 centimeters (0.17 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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13 review(s)
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Jane on
Fantastic little thriller. It was very hard to put it down and, finally, I had to cover over half of the book in the final reading.
Janice on
Excellent read, highly recommend for anyone to purchase.
Kaye on
Absolutely thrilling read
Sandra on
Excellent, loved the book - well written, good story line, keep me interested - exactly what I was looking for! Recommend it!
Narelle on
Excellent! Read it in one evening. Enjoyed the authors unusual point of view allowing each chapter to explore a character's thoughts and feelings as well as their actions which could not happen if written from one characters perspective. Continuity is maintained by the main character appearing in each chapter. The pace keeps the reader engaged and leads to the final plot twist.
annie on
way better than expected....
Beryl on
Absolutely brilliant. I took me a while to work out exactly what I reading but after that it was most entertaining. What a twist.
glenn on
Great read.full of suspense.who really was that girl.rate the book 7 out of 10
Diana on
Great read also seen the film and that was great.
Christine on
Saw the movie before I read the book. Found the movie a little slow for first half and then was great. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Had short sharp chapters which made you want to continue reading. Great pace. Would certainly recommend the book.

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