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 


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?


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 (25,507)

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Amazing5 star

This has got to be as good as Gone Girl. Looking forward to the movie! 55

kaykaybean13

Incredibly addictive and crazy page turner5 star

From the beginning, this book captures you and will not let you go until the very end. And when it ends, you will have wished it hadn’t! Fabulous writing! Brilliantly thought out characters and full of so much suspense. Love it! 55

karla.sk

Amazing5 star

It was amazing. Best book I’ve read 55

Happy Customer Here

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

Jemanl01

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

reader33018

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

Dmg156

Damnfam5 star

Books mad crazy mad lit too 55

Mckbekerson

Brilliant5 star

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

Raynebow23

Worth the effort5 star

The first few chapters of the book are difficult especially if you don't pay attention to the titles and dates. It was definitely worth the effort to get past those preliminary chapters that set the scene for the rest of the book. I truly enjoy this with it twists and turns. 55

Manda_2143

Meh3 star

I think I went into this book with extremely high expectations! With all the comparisons to gone girl, I thought this book would be an interesting read. With similarities in the way the two books are written, gone girl is by far more thrilling. You realize how this book will end half way through. The main character became exhaustingly annoying to me. Possibly because of the redundancy of her very day life. All in all it was not great but not terrible. Just not as good as I expected it to be! 35

Dougie47

Very solid4 star

I had a hard time putting the book down. I would recommend. 45

Bria56

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

erininla

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

Notevenhalfstar?

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

emmuraihh

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

Jetteh22

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

Hanna443

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

Taylor.70

The Girl on the Train4 star

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


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