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 24,471 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.


  • U

    By Tiff49
    I lovedi
  • Awesome

    By Lovebyts
    I'm glad I read book before I watched the movie. A great read!!! Wow until the end!
  • Couldn't put it down!

    By Dejurewicz129
    My first thriller! What to read next? Fav book so far!
  • Rr

    By Desi chipo
  • Just don't

    By DrumShredder
    Had some surprises, but you don't find yourself rooting for any of the characters. Ending seemed way too simplistic and cliche. Felt like it was a waste of time.
  • The Girl on the Train

    By Marzipan24
    Couldn't put it down. Rachel is needy and seems to be at a loss. She's lost the man she loves, her marriage, her house, her job. What's left? In spite of her I like Rachel. She keeps trying and losing but t I eep rooting for her. I want her to make it. I know she'll solve this mystery of the woman she fantasizes about from the train. Great thriller, but with strong character and a moving plot.
  • Good read

    By @Lauraleetrb
    Slow start... amazing ending. Quite a page turner... can't go to bed until you finish the book. I can't remember the last time I gasped reading a book. I can see why they made it into a movie... can't wait to see the film ❤️️
  • Interesting and confusing

    By Samithani
    Decent read, with a lot of unnecessary build up. I could not follow the authors style and it took me a while to figure out the multiple characters and what exactly the name of each chapter was supposed to meant. The back and forth on dates was very confusing to me and the 'suspense' was wasted on me. I hear the book is better than the movie. Guess I just saved 2 hours.
  • Girls On A Train be Gone

    By MontanaMuse
    Worst.Book.I've.Ever.Read. Ever.
  • Stop the train

    By Stellax1
    Here's all you need to know about the main character. She drinks, gets drunk, vomits, vows to stop drinking, doesn't. Repeat, ad nauseum. No wonder she doesn't know what's going on. Like a bad Lifetime movie the murderer spends his unveiling talking & talking. Dumbest murderer ever saving the only incriminating evidence linking him to the victim. Plot annoying with its shifting point of view. Cheap trick to hold readers interest when there is none. Not one sympathetic character. The train should pass this town by.