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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I once commuted usually 30-45 minutes each way on the bus every day. I developed, in my mind, deep relationships with people and places I watched go by every single day - twice a day. So I totally get ... Read full review

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User Review  - nancyjean19 - LibraryThing

Not quite as "literary" as I expected, for some reason, but clever and engaging. I enjoyed the initial concept as well as the growth and transformation of the main character. An interesting twist on the idea of an "unreliable narrator." 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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