The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins, is a psychological thriller that revolves around a girl whose life is exposed to dramatic turnarounds from her normal train journeys.
Summary of the Book
Aptly compared to the Gone Girl novel, this book has its mysterious plot very artfully narrated to keep the reader constantly curious throughout the story. The book takes readers on a commuter train that Rachel takes every day to commute through the suburbs of London. She has seen her own world of stories and characters living outside the moving train's window. In one of the shocking incidents of her life, she sees a terrible thing on her journey one fateful day, and before she even realises, it was already on its way to change the course of her life. Once she is compelled to interacting with the police and other people regarding the terrible incident, her life never remains the same.
About Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe. She moved to London before realising she would stay in the city forever. She has studied politics, philosophy, and economics in some of the world's best schools located across Europe. She has an experience of more than 10 years in the field of journalism. The Girl on the Train is her debut novel.