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Paula Hawkins

UK flag (b.1972)

aka Amy Silver

PAULA HAWKINS worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She is the author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. An international #1 bestseller, The Girl On the Train was published in 50 countries and over 40 languages. It has sold over 18 million copies worldwide and has been adapted into a major motion picture. Hawkins was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in London.

Genres: Mystery
Series contributed to
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2016) : The Girl On the Train

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A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
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Sarah Schmidt
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Safe (2017)
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"A thrilling heist novel with a big beating heart."
Girl in Snow (2017)
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"From its startling opening line right through to its stunning conclusion, Girl in Snow is a perfectly-paced and tautly-plotted thriller. Danya Kukafka's misfit characters are richly drawn, her prose is both elegant and eerie - this is an incredibly accomplished debut."
Little Fires Everywhere (2017)
Celeste Ng
"Witty, wise and tender. It's a marvel."
The Water Cure (2018)
Sophie Mackintosh
"Eerily beautiful, this strange, unsettling novel creeps up and grabs hold of you."
A Double Life (2018)
Flynn Berry
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Give Me Your Hand (2018)
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"Megan Abbott at her very best. Cool, crisp, chilling."
The One That Got Away (2018)
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The Rumour (2018)
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Stone Mothers (2019)
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Searching for Sylvie Lee (2019)
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The Weekend (2020)
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Girl A (2021)
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"Fantastic, I loved it."
The End of Men (2021)
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