The Girl on the Train

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Doubleday, 2015 - Fiction - 316 pages
'Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read' S J WATSON, bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep

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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User Review  - debs4jc - LibraryThing

I could see why this was a big hit, it definitely kept me guessing. The main character is an alcoholic rider of the train who is fixated on the people she sees out of the window - people who just ... Read full review

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User Review  - Betsy_Crumley - LibraryThing

Conflicted- gave it 4 stars mainly for last 25% Such a great idea of a book- I felt like she needed to turn it in to her Editor a few more times- a lot of loose ends / slow... For most of book-in my opinion Read full review

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About the author (2015)

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 published in over forty languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and is now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second thriller.

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