The Girl on the Train is about love, life, regret, death and finally memory. Rachel is the girl who watches life go by her every day as she rides the train, looking out the window to a life she has lost. She wallows in the love for her ex, the regret of her actions and in the memory of what she saw. Lies and memories intertwine with narratives that cannot be trusted. You don’t ever really like any of them, as they are as flawed as life itself. You hope in the end that Rachel finds some peace and survives the things she will remember.— Rosa, New Jersey
“This is one of the most compelling thrillers I have read in years! With alternating perspectives ranging from the fantasies of a young woman who watches a couple from the window of her train commute every day, to the true story of the couple themselves, and a missing person case, the reader is plunged into a twisting, turning mystery of deception and misdirection. Rarely have there been so many shocking revelations in a single novel! Just when you believe you have a grasp on the entire mystery, Hawkins pulls the rug out from under you with yet another breathtaking plot revelation. An exceptional read!”
— William Carl, Books On The Square, Providence, RI
The #1"New York Times"Bestseller, "USA Today" Book of the Year, soon to be 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.
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?