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Paula Hawkins novel to hit big screen

Review By Stephanie Sutcliffe

Much-anticipated novel The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins hits the big screen this month.

Those who read my review in July last year will know how much I enjoyed this book and can’t recommend it enough to my fellow readers. 

Now I look forward to seeing it at the cinema, however for those of you who haven’t grabbed a copy of the book I definitely advise you to get reading before the film release. 

Anyone who has read the book and, like me, really enjoys psychological thrillers, here are several other titles to keep you occupied in the meantime. 


Until You’re Mine by Samantha Haynes

Sharing several themes with The Girl on the Train, this novel will definitely have you on the edge of your seat. 

Pregnant wife and stepmother Claudia is getting ready to have her much wanted first baby, but there is something about the new nanny that she doesn’t trust and a series of attacks on local pregnant women only heightens her vulnerability.


Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

The Girl on the Train has frequently been compared to well-known novel and film Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, but the author’s debut novel Sharp Objects is equally hard to put down. 

The storyline follows journalist Camille as she returns from a brief stay at a psychiatric hospital and her first newspaper assignment brings her reluctantly back to her hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls.

During this time she must unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past to get the story. 


The Passenger by Lisa Lutz

Like Rachel in The Girl on the Train this book is told from the point of view of a woman with secrets and an agenda of her own. 

It tells the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crosses the country to escape her past, after leaving her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs.

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