The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 25,011 Ratings


A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. 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 offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.


  • Fantastic Storytelling

    By Sick in GA
    This was one hell of a story. I’m an avid reader and truly could not put this book down (well, my iPad at least). Well done Ms.Hawkins, well done.
  • Damnfam

    By Dmg156
    Books mad crazy mad lit too
  • Brilliant

    By Mckbekerson
    Great read, wonderfully twisted. Now I’m excited to see the movie and compare.
  • The girl on the train

    By Because I want coins. 1547890
    It takes a lot now days for a book to fully pull me in because of my busy schedule but I found myself staying up late in order to read just a little more. I feel like you could’ve figured out the ending easily but I was so invested I decided not to think about it. Rach is a very relatable character and I think if you’re looking for a fast paced book to read, this is it.
  • Suspenseful read

    By Momima99
    I really enjoyed this book! It was very well written I couldn’t stop reading
  • Disappointing

    By TZLZ
    I was looking for a page-turner for vacation and decided to read this based off of the majority of positive reviews. This book was a huge disappointment. Definitely not a page-turner and took me weeks to force myself through it. It is pretty obvious who the murderer is, but I kept reading, hoping for some interesting or surprise explanation for why, but again was disappointed.
  • Suspenseful and dramatic

    By Mini Banini
    Really enjoyed this novel. Very unexpecting twist. Also, a tear jerker. Highly recommended if you are into suspense.
  • The Girl On The Train

    By Joyous noise
    Excellent Turn pager! Better than the movie.
  • Amazing

    By Qlbreck
    I couldn’t put this book down.. loved it
  • A solid psychological thriller

    By AHS2004
    While it does contain many genre tropes and some predictable plot turns. The novel succeeds because of great descriptions,interesting themes and a surprising ending.