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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
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2016) : The Girl On the Train

Paula Hawkins recommends
The Life I Left Behind (2015)
Colette McBeth
"A rare thing; gripping but compassionate."
Little Black Lies (2015)
Sharon Bolton
"A dark and haunting thriller. It creeps under your skin and doesn't let you go."
A Dangerous Crossing (2017)
Rachel Rhys
"Thrilling, seductive, utterly absorbing."
See What I Have Done (2017)
Sarah Schmidt
"Eerie and compelling, Sarah Schmidt breathes such life into the terrible, twisted tale of Lizzie Borden and her family, she makes it impossible to look away."
Girl in Snow (2017)
Danya Kukafka
"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."
Safe (2017)
Ryan Gattis
"A thrilling heist novel with a big beating heart."
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
"A Double Life is a thrilling page-turner, but it is also a compassionate and angry book: with forensic precision, Berry picks apart lives derailed by violence and the ways in which class privilege protects the guilty."
Give Me Your Hand (2018)
Megan Abbott
"Megan Abbott at her very best. Cool, crisp, chilling."
The One That Got Away (2018)
Joe Clifford
"An Intelligent and astutely observed piece of American small-town noir."
The Rumour (2018)
Lesley Kara
"In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page."
The Guilty Party (2019)
Mel McGrath
"Dark, clever, terrifying."
Cape May (2019)
Chip Cheek
"What a treat. Glamorous and nostalgic and very sexy, Cape May is a novel about marriage, lust, shabby seaside towns and lots of gin. Brilliantly unsettling - one of those books that stays with you."
Stone Mothers (2019)
Erin Kelly
"The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel."
The Doll Factory (2019)
Elizabeth Macneal
"A gorgeously evocative tale of love, art and obsession."
Searching for Sylvie Lee (2019)
Jean Kwok
"A twisting tale of love, loss, and dark family secrets."
The Weekend (2020)
Charlotte Wood
"Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it's all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package. I loved it."

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