The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was published in January 2015. The novel debuted at number one and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks.
The psychological thriller divulges into the life of three women portraying their own narrative on events. The main narrative lies in Rachel Watson, an alcoholic who is unable to recover from the breakdown of her marriage to Tom Watson, who left her for another woman, Anna Boyd. Readers see Anna and Tom’s relationship behind closed doors from the first-person narrative of Anna, who enjoyed showing off her relationship with Tom to Rachel as he chose her. The other narrative is that of Megan Hipwell, a woman Rachel becomes infatuated with, as she watches the life of Megan on the train. It is a thriller with a shocking twist and was labelled as ‘the next Gone Girl’.
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