The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins Paperback Book

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Author: Paula Hawkins

Format: Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks

Published: Jan 2015

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers - Crime

Retail Price: $40.00

Ages: 18 - UP

Discs: 8

Synopsis

A debut psychological thriller about a woman who becomes emotionally entangled in a murder investigation because of something she witnesses on her daily commute.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every night. Every day she rattles over the same track junctions, flashes past the same stretch of cozy suburban homes. And every day she stops at the same signal and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof deck, living the perfect life that Rachel craves for herself-a lifestyle she recently lost. She looks forward to observing this household every morning, even makes up names and narratives for its residents. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden, and soon after, the woman who lived there disappears.

Unable to keep this information to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and in the process is drawn into the lives of the couple she thought of as Jason and Jess but whose names-she has learned from the news-are really Megan and Scott Hipwell.

But the police accuse Rachel of being unreliable, and it's true that her memories can't always be trusted. Plus there are the stories that her ex-husband's new wife has been spreading about her. By the time Megan's body is found, Rachel is in over her head, intricately entangled in the details of the investigation, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she put others in danger? Has she done more harm than good?

A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.

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Reviews

BookLender review by George on 2015-10-15 20:44:24

If you enjoy excessive detail and a slow paced storywhich I guess is British then this is a book for you. I listened to the unabridged version which was very painful for mewould have never gotten through the hardcover version. I enjoy a faster pace and detail that is important to the plot. I would recommend that if your tastes are similar to mine that you look for an abridged version of the abridged version. I dont get the high rating. I must be shallow minded but I do enjoy a good book and this definitely was not one of them.