The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train Cover

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

Riverhead Books, Hardcover, 9781594633669, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 2015

Description

The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today"Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
Nothing is more addicting than"The Girl on the Train." "Vanity Fair
" "The Girl on the Train"has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since"Gone Girl." . . . It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership. "The New York Times
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Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend. "USA Today
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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 Girl"fans 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.
UNTIL TODAY
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 Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London." The Girl on the Train "is her first thriller. It is being published all over the world and has been optioned by Dreamworks.


NPR
Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015

In the new psychological thriller, Rachel Watson becomes obsessed with a "perfect couple" she sees each day during her commute. When the woman in the couple disappears, Rachel decides to get involved. More at NPR.org

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