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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

Paperback Published: 2nd May 2016
ISBN: 9780552779777
Number Of Pages: 416

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The Runaway Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller and Thriller of the Year

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…

Industry Reviews

"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 *

Brilliant

5

I loved this book. It's an "unreliable witness" psychological thriller that will keep you guessing the whole way through. It switches between first-person narrative of three of the main characters, keeping things bubbling along nicely. Thoroughly enjoyable.

newcastle.nsw.au

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Ho hum.....

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I finished it but what a disappointment! Characters were not likeable, writing was average.i finished it only because I didn't have any thing else to re-examine! Not worthy of all of the hype!

Bathurst

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A good suspense

4

Was a good suspenseful read that had wanting to just keep reading.

NSW, Australia

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Couldn't put the book down.

5

Absolutely wonderful book. Great reading. Intriguing and well written

Diddillibah Queensland Australia

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Suspenseful read

5

Loved every second reading this book

South Australia

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a great book suspense to the end...

5

Suspenseful to the end

Australia

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Good read

4

At first I thought the hype about this book was a bit overstated, but kept turning to the next page, good start, then as the story was unfolding I was hooked couldn't wait to get to the next page and then when I had reached the unexpected end was sorry it had finished. Great read, would recommend to everyone.

Victoria, Australia

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Interest reading with suspense.

4

Usually read at night and restrict myself to read for no more than an hr. This story gives me thoughts to linger on.

Australia

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Very disappointed with this book.

2

I can't quite work out why this is a best seller. I was looking forward to getting a great page turner but I was left disappointed. I don't think it was well written, didn't make me want to stay up reading it and left me with a sense of "why did I waste my time with it"....So overall I would not recommend it.

Western Australia

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Can't Understand Why It's a Best Seller

2

Just because it's a best seller doesn't make it a great read. It was poorly written. Every Character was unbalanced and completely self absorbed except the flat mate and she was a walking door mat. The plot was unbelievably boring. I skipped several chapters in the middle and STILL got the murderer. See the movie...it wastes less time.

Kingaroy QLD Aust

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The Girl on the Train

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ISBN: 9780552779777
ISBN-10: 0552779776
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 2nd May 2016
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.29

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Paula Hawkins

About the Author


Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl on the Train was published in 50 countries and over 40 languages. It has sold over 18 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture.  Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London. 

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