The Girl on the Train

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 

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.

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?

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins Summary

The Girl on the Train may refer to: The Girl on the Train (novel), a 2015 novel by Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train (2016 film), an American film based on the novel The Girl on the Train (1927 film), a silent American film The Girl on the Train (2009 film), a French drama film The Girl on the Train (2013 film), an American independent film ..

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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins Book Reviews (25,388)

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Couldn’t put it down5 star

Gripping 55

Amanda Rotermund

I haven’t read for fun in ages4 star

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. 45


Eyes Glued5 star

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. 55


Good book5 star

Found on Siri 55

Sick in GA

Fantastic Storytelling5 star

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. 55


Damnfam5 star

Books mad crazy mad lit too 55


Brilliant5 star

Great read, wonderfully twisted. Now I’m excited to see the movie and compare. 55

Because I want coins. 1547890

The girl on the train4 star

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. 45


Suspenseful read5 star

I really enjoyed this book! It was very well written I couldn’t stop reading 55


Disappointing1 star

I was looking for a page-turner for vacation and decided to read this based off of the majority of positive reviews. This book was a huge disappointment. Definitely not a page-turner and took me weeks to force myself through it. It is pretty obvious who the murderer is, but I kept reading, hoping for some interesting or surprise explanation for why, but again was disappointed. 15


Not very good2 star

Read this book in 5 hours. It was dramatically hyped up and was compared to gone girl. There is no comparison. This book is dry and boring and there are no surprising twists and turns. It didn't leave me with any unanswered questions and it did not move me. I wouldn't waste my time reading this. 25


Haunted me3 star

This book was a page turner. I read it in 2 days and it affected me powerfully. I should give it 5 stars because I think it's true talent to be able to have that kind of influence on someone through the written word, but the feeling I have is just this sick, haunting feeling that I kind of want to shake. I felt the pain of all 3 women but I probably trust men less after finishing this book. I would recommend it with trepidation. But a powerful book nonetheless. 35


Dumb.1 star

This book was horrible. I don't understand the people giving it rave reviews. It's slow, the characters are more irritating and unintelligible than Jar Jar Binks, the plot is predictable and boring, and overall the writing is sloppy and just unredeemable. I would not recommend this book to anyone. Don't waste the money. 15


Terrible1 star

The book was so slow and hard to follow. Couldn't make it past the third chapter. 0/10 would not recommend. 15


Enjoyable4 star

The main character(s) were not very likeable. Kept turning pages because I wanted to see how it ended. Overall I really enjoyed the book and twists but it is not as similar to Gone Girl as I had expected. Good but not amazing. 45


Thrilling! But confusing 😕5 star

The book was absolutely amazing but it was kinda confusing cause with Anna, Rachel, and Megan all having some sort of relationship affair with Tom 55


The Girl on the Train4 star

Very thrilling, I couldn't put it down. I literally read it in a long rainy day. 45


Very Disappointing2 star

Not a great book... I was very excited to read it given its 4.5 star rating and only kept reading it because of the same reason, waiting for something amazing to happen to turn the book around and it never happened. Very slow and repetitive. Doesn't start getting interesting until the last few chapters and even then it's such a short section and ends so abruptly as a reader I was still left unhappy. I did like the last line in the book, kinda made me smile and wonder, but overall not a book I would recommend to a friend or ever read again myself. 25


Slow, drawn out, predictable2 star

I picked this book up based on the plot twists comparisons to Gone Girl. I was, however, sadly disappointed at how the plot moved at a glacial pace bringing you to assume the ending half way through the story but forcing you through another 100+ pages just to confirm you were correct. I kept hoping for a big twist at the end but it didn't happen. It's an "ok" read but I wouldn't put it near the top of my list. 25


Love, love, love5 star

I loved this book 55

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