The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 25,445 Ratings

Description

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.
 
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives, from the author of Into the Water.
 
“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

 
“Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today
 
“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?

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By karla.sk
    It was amazing. Best book I’ve read
  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By Happy Customer Here
    Gripping
  • I haven’t read for fun in ages

    4
    By Amanda Rotermund
    I haven’t had time to read in ages, accidentally bought this book while trying to buy a book for a college course. Decided over a weekend of travels that I’d read it. Took me less than 48 hours, I could barely put it down. Never once did I get bored. Fell asleep at night reading it. I couldn’t put it down. A must read! Only reason I take a star off is because there’s always that “I want to know what happens to these characters at the end” questions that you can only ponder and make up to conclude what happens to them in the end. I do recommend.
  • Eyes Glued

    5
    By Jemanl01
    I couldn’t put this book down. The suspense and mystery were perfectly blended. I have yet to see the movie and I’m afraid to because this quickly became one of my favorite books.
  • Good book

    5
    By reader33018
    Found on Siri
  • Fantastic Storytelling

    5
    By Sick in GA
    This was one hell of a story. I’m an avid reader and truly could not put this book down (well, my iPad at least). Well done Ms.Hawkins, well done.
  • Damnfam

    5
    By Dmg156
    Books mad crazy mad lit too
  • Brilliant

    5
    By Mckbekerson
    Great read, wonderfully twisted. Now I’m excited to see the movie and compare.
  • The girl on the train

    4
    By Because I want coins. 1547890
    It takes a lot now days for a book to fully pull me in because of my busy schedule but I found myself staying up late in order to read just a little more. I feel like you could’ve figured out the ending easily but I was so invested I decided not to think about it. Rach is a very relatable character and I think if you’re looking for a fast paced book to read, this is it.
  • Suspenseful read

    5
    By Momima99
    I really enjoyed this book! It was very well written I couldn’t stop reading