The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 336 pages
Audiobook Length: 10 hours and 58 minutes
First Published: 2015
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?
Quotes from The Girl on the Train
I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.
It’s possible to miss what you’ve never had, to mourn for it.
I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.
There’s nothing so painful, so corrosive, as suspicion.
When did you become so weak? I don’t know. I don’t know where that strength went, I don’t remember losing it. I think that over time it got chipped away, bit by bit, by life, by the living of it.
Movie Trailer from The Girl on the Train (2016)
About Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins is the author of two bestselling books, The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. A former journalist, she was born in Zimbabwe and currently lives in London. Visit the author’s website →