• James King

This Mystery Suspense Thriller will affect you

The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction - Novel

77,457 Amazon customer reviews. Average rating - 4.1 Stars

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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?

“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair


One of those stories, you just have to read.

The Girl on the Train is a debut psychological thriller that is sure to alter the way you view other people and the way they live their lives.

There was so much hype around The Girl on the Train, I just had to read it, even though I didn’t want to. When I saw 77 thousand people had reviewed it on Amazon – it was a NYT No.1 Bestseller - and a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt, I thought again.

Then I read reviews like, ‘In a word: crap. Life is too short to read bad books like this one.’ And, ‘Perhaps the worst book I have ever finished. Hard to believe anyone likes this book.’

That was it. I can’t explain, but it was like a magnet, curiosity got the better of me and I’m so glad I succumbed. I couldn’t put it down. Then I saw the movie and was blown away.

77,000 reviews on Amazon is way more than enough evidence to show how magnetic this novel has been. But don’t expect a literary work of art.

This is a fascinating, morbid thriller – one of those great well told stories, you just have to read.

If you don’t like it, I want to know why.

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