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Paula Hawkins is a Zimbabwe-born British #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Born in Salisbury, presently known as Harare, she attended Collingham College and Keble College, University of Oxford before proceeding to work as a journalist for fifteen years.

The Girl on The Train (2015) and Into The Water (2017) are all #1 New York Times bestselling novels, with the former selling nearly 20 million copies across the globe on top of being adapted into a major motion picture in 2016 featuring Emily Blunt. The same book has also been published in over forty languages.

Hawkins currently lives in London.

More about Paula Hawkins

Genre: Thriller

Born: 1972

United Kingdom


Non Series

  • The Girl on the Train (2015)
  • Into the Water (2017)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

The Girl on the Train

On the commuter train is Rachel, every morning and night.

Every day, she goes down the track, past several lavish suburban homes, before stopping to watch the same couple have breakfast on their deck.  She does this daily, to the point of feeling like she knows them. Jess and Jason, what she calls them, seem to have the perfect life, far from the life she lost recently.

Until nothing is the same again!

She decides to share what she knows with the police, but can they be counted on?

It doesn’t take long before Rachel is caught up in the investigation and in the lives of everyone involved.

Has she caused more harm than good?

The Girl on the Train
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Édgar Ramírez, Lisa Kudrow
Author: Paula Hawkins
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0735219755
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Into the Water

The body of a single mother is discovered at the bottom of the river running through town. The body of a vulnerable teenage was also found there earlier in the summer. What’s more shocking is that these are not the first women to have met their death there.

The loss leaves behind a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. With no parents and no friends, she is now under the care of her mother’s sister. Her aunt, who is more of a stranger, has been forced back to the one place she ran away from and swore to never return.

This is a twisting and deeply fulfilling story about how the past can stretch its long arms all the way to the present.

Author: Paula Hawkins
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0525537199
Publisher: Riverhead Books