The Girl on the Train: A Novel

By Paula Hawkins
Read by Clare Corbett , Louise Brealey , and India Fisher

10.98 Hours 01/13/2015 unabridged
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture.   The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.   “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?         From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the Audie Award for Best Audiobook of the Year

A New York Times Best Book of 2015

A Wall Street Journal bestseller

A 2016 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Crime Fiction Audiobook

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for Audiobooks and Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for January 2015

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Selected for the January 2015 Indie Next List

A Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015 Selection for Popular Fiction

A January 2015 LibraryReads Pick

A 2015 LibraryReads Favorites of the Favorites selection

A BookPage Best Book of 2015

A BookPage Top Pick for January 2015

Winner of Audie Awards, 2016

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




From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The Girl on the Train 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 welcome echoes ofRear Window throughout the story and its propulsive narrative make The Girl on the Train an absorbing read. The Boston Globe
Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller. . . . Hawkins’s debut ends with a twist that no one—least of all its victims—could have seen coming. People
[The Girl on the Train] pulls off a thriller's toughest trick: carefully assembling everything we think we know, until it reveals the one thing we didn't see coming. Entertainment Weekly 
The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . The Girl on the Train is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership too. . . . The Girl on the Train is full of back-stabbing, none of it literal. Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Hawkins keeps the tension ratcheted high in this thoroughly engrossing tale of intersecting strangers and intimate betrayals.” Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“Gripping, enthralling—a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read.” S. J. Watson, New York Times bestselling author
“Hawkins delivers a smart, searing thriller that offers readers a 360-degree view of lust, love, marriage, and divorce.” Good Housekeeping
Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller…Hawkins’ debut ends with a twist that no one—least of all its victims—could have seen coming.” People
“[A] twisty thriller.” USA Today
“[The Girl on the Train] pulls off a thriller’s toughest trick: carefully assembling everything we think we know, until it reveals the one thing we didn’t see coming.” Entertainment Weekly
“Hawkins keeps all these fibs, threats, and innuendoes swirling through her book, to the point where they frighten and undermine each of her characters. ” New York Times
“Paula Hawkins’ addictive debut [leads] into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Intricate, multilayered psychological suspense.” Shelf Awareness
“Psychologically astute…The surprise-packed narratives hurtle toward a stunning climax, horrifying as a train wreck and just as riveting.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Even the most astute readers will be in for a shock as Hawkins slowly unspools the facts, exposing the harsh realities of love and obsession’s inescapable links to violence.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

by Sean 9/13/2017
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I wanted to read this before seeing the Movie.

As we all know, I movie can ruin a perfectly good book by leaving out key details and squeezing into a 90 minute film only the points that you can get away with.
As of the writing of this review, I have not yet seen the movie.
That said, i would have to say that I really enjoyed Listening to this book.
I enjoyed the style of story telling as if from a journal being narrated by it's creator.
The Readers or rather what I'd like to call the readers of the book, Performers did an amazing job at immersing me into the plot.
Now about the plot. Was this a complete mystery up until the bitter end for me? No, But was entertaining and satisfying. That is at least what a good murder mystery should be.
by Rebecca 9/13/2017
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Thrilling and Fast-Paced

A little tricky to follow at times as the narration is provided by 3 different voices and they don't all follow the same timeline. However, once you give yourself time to grasp onto the plot, it's a perfect read that keeps you guessing and re-guessing the thrilling ending over and over again. A must read for sure.
by Clare1 9/13/2017
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Compelling, thought-provoking read -- a little like a train wreck in its rhythm

This is a bit slow on start-up, but stay with it. Once it starts to accelerate it builds and builds until you can hardly stand to leave it. I listen in my car, and I actually finished it in my driveway rather than going inside and listening to the rest in the morning.

It is one of those books that leaves you thinking about it for a long time afterward, and I love that, even though the characters may be people you hope never to meet. The narrators are wonderful and well-chosen. They help develop the characters just by the quality of their voices.

Nice job!
by emilyd 9/13/2017
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One of my favorite books of 2015

Gripping story, great narration. A really enjoyable listening experience.

Author

Author Bio: Paula Hawkins

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.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English