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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

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Published: 19th September 2016
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THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR

YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.

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…

About the Author

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. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. it has been published in over forty languages and has been a No.1 bestseller around the world. It has been optioned for film by Dreamworks.

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3.8

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73%

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  • Page-turner (6)
  • Easy to read (5)
  • Well written (5)

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I couldn't put this book down until the end

This book was recommend to me by my best friend and I first was a bit hesitant when I started to read about a struggling alcoholic. But after about 20 pages, I could not...Read complete review

This book was recommend to me by my best friend and I first was a bit hesitant when I started to read about a struggling alcoholic. But after about 20 pages, I could not put this down. It was captivating until the end, and everything that happened was more than surprising. I love how the puzzle pieces come together at the end but keep you guessing throughout the whole book. I have recommended it to multiple friends.

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Not my favourite book

Characters were flawed, unlikable people. Couldn't wait to get to the end of the book so that it was done. Will not bother with the film. Would be an ok holiday/beach read...Read complete review

Characters were flawed, unlikable people. Couldn't wait to get to the end of the book so that it was done. Will not bother with the film. Would be an ok holiday/beach read at best.

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5.0

I couldn't put this book down until the end

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  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Page-Turner

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    Comments about The Girl on the Train:

    This book was recommend to me by my best friend and I first was a bit hesitant when I started to read about a struggling alcoholic. But after about 20 pages, I could not put this down. It was captivating until the end, and everything that happened was more than surprising. I love how the puzzle pieces come together at the end but keep you guessing throughout the whole book. I have recommended it to multiple friends.

     
    4.0

    Great read and got you caught up in the charactors

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    from Lawson, Australia

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Girl on the Train:

      enjoyed the book and would recommend to friends

       
      5.0

      Thrilling!

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      Comments about The Girl on the Train:

      This story jumps from one female narrator the next, not in such a way as to be annoying, but in a way that enables the reader to obtain another piece of the puzzle. Paula Hawkins has written this book in a way that gives you all this information but not enough ties to piece the entire puzzle together. Interlaced with twists and turns throughout the plot of the story, "The girl on the train" will leave you feeling as if there's always one piece of information just out of reach, an absolutely amazing read. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone that will listen.

       
      5.0

      A great read.

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      from Canberra, ACT

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      • Engaging characters
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Girl on the Train:

        A really good suspense novel.

         
        4.0

        Couldn't put it down

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        from Qld

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            Comments about The Girl on the Train:

            Loved it, can't wait to see the film

             
            4.0

            perfect for train rides ^_^

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            from Australia

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            Pros

            • Engaging characters
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

            Cons

            • Difficult To Follow

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            Comments about The Girl on the Train:

            Sometimes it would be difficult to follow but overall it was enjoyable

             
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            Pros

            • Informative

            Cons

            • A Bit Slow
            • Disappointing
            • Not What I Expected

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              Comments about The Girl on the Train:

              I love reading but this book was a challenge to finish it.

               
              4.0

              I saw the movie, but the book was better

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              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

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                I really enjoyed this book

                 
                2.0

                Not my favourite book

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                • Easy To Read

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                • Not What I Expected

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                  Characters were flawed, unlikable people. Couldn't wait to get to the end of the book so that it was done. Will not bother with the film. Would be an ok holiday/beach read at best.

                   
                  5.0

                  Loved this book, would definitely recommend

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                  Great book to read, purchased it after seeing the trailer for the movie - shame the movie wasn't as good.

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                  "Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect." * STEPHEN KING * "My vote for unreliable narrator of the year" * The Times * "The thriller scene will have to up its game if it's to match Hawkins this year" * Observer * "Hawkins's taut story roars along at the pace of, well, a high-speed train . . . a smart, searing thriller'" * Good Housekeeping (US) * "The Girl On The Train was so thrilling and tense and wildly unpredictable, it sucked up my entire afternoon. I simply could not put it down. Not to be missed!" * Tess Gerritsen *

                  ISBN: 9781784161750
                  ISBN-10: 1784161756
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 416
                  Published: 19th September 2016
                  Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
                  Country of Publication: GB
                  Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.7  x 2.7
                  Weight (kg): 0.3
                  Edition Type: Media tie-in