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.
Paula Hawkins recommends
Little Black Lies (2015)
"A dark and haunting thriller. It creeps under your skin and doesn't let you go."
See What I Have Done (2017)
"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)
"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."
The Water Cure (2018)
"Eerily beautiful, this strange, unsettling novel creeps up and grabs hold of you."
A Double Life (2018)
"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."
The One That Got Away (2018)
"An Intelligent and astutely observed piece of American small-town noir."
The Rumour (2018)
"In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page."
Cape May (2019)
"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)
"The incomparable Erin Kelly has written another captivating, cleverly constructed contemporary novel."
The Weekend (2020)
"Friendship, ambition, love, sexual politics and death: it's all here in one sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written package. I loved it."
The End of Men (2021)
"A fiercely intelligent page-turner at once thoughtful and highly emotive."
Lean Fall Stand (2021)
"Utterly original. Jaw-dropping. Lean Fall Stand is the sort of book you’ll think about for ages."
Tall Bones (2021)
"Anna Bailey's debut is irresistible, a compelling and nuanced psychological thriller suffused with small town prejudice and dark family secrets."
The First Day of Spring (2021)
"Tense, addictive and powered by an unforgettable narrative voice."
The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
"In this darkly delightful Gothic treasure, Mas explores grief, trauma, and sisterhood behind the walls of Paris's infamous Salpêtrière hospital."
Everyone is Still Alive (2021)
"Sharply observed and utterly compelling, Everyone Is Still Alive had me cackling on one page and crying the next; Cathy Rentzenbrink's warmth and wisdom are evident in every line."
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