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THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR , YOU DON'T KNOW HER. BUT SHE KNOWS YOU.

THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT

'Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect' STEPHEN KING

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

Reviews

Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect.

STEPHEN KING

The thriller scene will have to up its game if it's to match Hawkins this year

Observer

A complex and increasingly chilling tale courtesy of a number of first-person narratives that will wrong-foot even the most experienced of crime fiction readers

Irish Times

achieves a sinister poetry . . . Hawkins keeps the nastiest twist for last

Financial Times

Hawkins' masterful deployment of unwittingly unreliable narration to evoke the aftershocks of abuse and trauma is a powerful way of exploring women's marginalization

Huffington Post

Springs new surprises on us . . .Pulses will be quickened

The Good Book Guide

The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl

New York Times

Halfway through and I can't stop reading it. My kinda thriller!

Tweet from Armistead Maupin

it's BLIDDY FABLISS, isn't it! A long long time since a book gripped me like this

Tweet from Marian Keyes

The Girl on the Train is one of those delicious thrillers that can be devoured in four sittings, that's two return journeys on a typical train trip! There's a whiff of Agatha Christie and a dollop of Gone Girl with plenty of blind alleys that we happily wander up and get lost in. Pick it up, solve the crime and pass it on . . .

Ryan Tubridy

Agatha Christie meets Rear Window...a taut psychological thriller that's chockful of chilling twists.

Mail on Sunday, Events Magazine

Clever, exciting and full of twists, this is undoubtedly the cream of this year's crop

Daily Mail

Clever, exciting and full of twists, this is undoubtedly the cream of this year's crop

Daily Mail

Unputdownable . . . the new literary sensation . . . nothing short of sensational

Daily Mail

...this unusual clammy-palmed thriller.

THE TIMES

Hawkins juggles perspectives and timescales with great skill, and considerable suspense builds up along with empathy for an unusual central character.

GUARDIAN

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552779777

    May 2, 2016

    Black Swan

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Audio CD

    9781846574399

    April 15, 2015

    Audiobooks

    RRP $35.00

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  • EBook

    9781448171682

    January 15, 2015

    Transworld Digital

    416 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781784161750

    September 19, 2016

    Black Swan

    416 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
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    • The Nile
    • QBD
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    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

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  • Audio CD

    9781473542075

    October 15, 2016

    Audiobooks

    RRP $49.99

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    • Booktopia
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    • The Nile
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    Or

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Extract

Rachel 
Friday, 5 July 2013
Morning

There is a pile of clothing on the side of the train tracks. Light-blue cloth – a shirt, perhaps – jumbled up with something dirty white. It’s probably rubbish, part of a load fly-tipped into the scrubby little wood up the bank. It could have been left behind by the engineers who work this part of the track, they’re here often enough. Or it could be something else.  
 

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