Description : The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don't miss Paula Hawkins' new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. “Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair “The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times “Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today “Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe “Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Description : Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a train bound for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb on the tracks. As World War II draws to a close, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance against the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to destroy a German troop transport, but Gretl’s unscheduled train reaches the bomb first. Gretl is the only survivor. Though spared from the concentration camp, the orphaned German Jew finds herself lost in a country hostile to her people. When Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion prompt him to take her in. For three years, the young man and little girl form a bond over the secrets they must hide from his Catholic family. But she can’t stay with him forever. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, where German war orphans are promised bright futures with adoptive Protestant families—so long as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic education, and connections to communist Poland are never discovered. Separated by continents, politics, religion, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will likely never see each other again. But the events they have both survived and their belief that the human spirit can triumph over the ravages of war have formed a bond of love that no circumstances can overcome.
Description : Джесс и Джейсон. Такие имена дала Рейчел «безупречным» супругам, за жизнью которых она день за днем наблюдает из окна электрички. У них, похоже, есть все, чего совсем недавно лишилась сама Рейчел, – любовь, счастье, благополучие...Но однажды, проезжая мимо, она видит, как в дворике коттеджа, где живут Джесс и Джейсон, происходит нечто странное, загадочное, шокирующее. Всего минута – и поезд опять трогается, но этого достаточно, чтобы идеальная картинка исчезла навсегда.А потом – Джесс пропадает. И Рейчел понимает, что только она, возможно, способна разгадать тайну ее исчезновения. Что делать? Примет ли полиция ее показания всерьез? И надо ли вообще ей вмешиваться в чужую жизнь?
Description : Все было готово для празднования пятилетнего юбилея супружеской жизни, когда вдруг необъяснимо пропал один из виновников торжества. Остались следы борьбы в доме, кровь, которую явно пытались стереть, - и цепочка «ключей» в игре под названием «охота за сокровищами»; красивая, умная и невероятно изобретательная жена ежегодно устраивала ее для своего обожаемого мужа. И похоже, что эти «ключи» - размещенные ею тут и там странные записки и не менее странные безделушки – дают единственный шанс пролить свет на судьбу исчезнувшей. Вот только не придется ли «охотнику» в процессе поиска раскрыть миру и пару-тройку собственных малосимпатичных тайн?
Description : Previously published in the print anthology The Golden Ball and Other Stories. George Rowland, a bored playboy, disowned for the seventh time by his wealthy uncle, is on the train to London. When a beautiful girl bursts into his compartment, frantically begging to be hidden, his life changes dramatically.
Description : The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins | A 15-Minute Summary & Analysis Preview:The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins was a smash hit when it was published in 2015 by Penguin books. A narrator describes a burial site. By the train tracks, marked with only a tiny pile of stones. The narrator states there isn't much to mark the grave but they didn't want to leave it without remembrance. Again an unnamed narrator. They are losing consciousness, confused. The reader assumes they are dying. PLEASE NOTE: This is a Summary and Analysis of the book and NOT the original book. This companion includes the following: - Book Review- Character List- Summary of the Chapters- Discussion Questions- Analysis of Themes & Symbols This Analysis fills the gap, helping you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.
Description : The Girl on the Train: Story Shortened into 40 pages or less! Rachel Watson rides the train to and from London every day for work. While on the train, Rachel engages in watching people and imagining their lives. She herself has a history of failed marriage and drinking issues. She regularly observes one couple Megan ad Scott and one day she sees her kissing another man. Few days later Megan disappears and Rachel decided to tell Scott of his wife's affair. Rachel and Scott find out the man - Dr. Kamal Abdic, Megan's therapist. The police calls him in for questioning but he denies having any affair. The duo still suspects him and Rachel decides to visit him as a patient, only to find out that he is indeed a good therapist who could help her get out of her drinking problems. She remembers being in the neighborhood the night Megan went missing but nothing beyond it as she had a blackout. Her roommate Cathy is upset about her drinking habits and advises her to find a job soon. Rachel eventually recalls seeing her ex-husband, Tom, and his new wife, Anna, on that night. She often bothers them and Anna hates her too. Megan, who lived in the same neighborhood, had briefly babysat for Anna's kid. Rachel teams up with Scott to find the killer after Megan's body was found and have a one-night stand. The police however warns Scott not to take Rachel seriously as she was habitual liar. Scott manhandles her and shoves her out of his home. Rachel has her doubts on him now. Rachel meets a red haired man on the train who remembers her from that night. She figures out that Tom was with Megan the night she was killed. Anna soon finds Megan's phone in Tom's gym bag and Rachel shows up to tell her about Tom's affair with Megan. Anna's dislike for Rachel prevails and she refuses to believe the evidences. The night Megan was killed, she met her therapist who advised her to tell Scott about her affair. When she does, Scott hits her and she runs to Tom. Tom later confesses that he was cheating on Anna with Megan, and Megan got pregnant with his baby. When he asked her to abort the child she was furious. Megan had accidently killed a child in the bathtub as a teenager. Tom fears her exposing him and so he kills her. Rachel tries to escape Tom but he overpowers her but in a timely attack, she plunges a corkscrew into his neck and Anna joins in the act and kills Tom. The police exposes the lies of Tom and lets the women go free. Rachel continues her journeys on the train. Here Is A Preview Of What You Will Get: In The Girl on the Train, you will get a shortened version of the story In The Girl on the Train, you will get some fun multiple choice quizzes, along with answers to help you learn about the novel. Get a copy, and learn everything about The Girl on the Train.
Description : Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller “The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times “Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe “Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
Description : TOKYO, JAPAN... Masahiro Takaguchi is a senior in high school preoccupied with his college entrance exams. One day, while returning home for summer vacation, he meets a mysterious girl on the train who seduces him and, in the course of a single train ride, changes his life forever. Mika Arakida goes home every night to an abusive stepfather and worthless, drunken, mother who cares more about protecting her monster of a husband than her own daughter. When Mika's stepfather forcibly breaks down her door and enters her bedroom one night, she fears the worst. But, luckily, Mika is well prepared and hatches a plan to escape years of abuse. When Masahiro receives a strange summons from the police, he has no choice but to convene with a murderer who desires to speak with him. But who could she be? The only way to get to the bottom of the mystery is to go meet with the killer and find out what she wants.
Description : Камилла Паркер, не особо удачливый репортер одной из не особо успешных газет Чикаго, мечтает о блестящей карьере. И вот девушке выпадает счастливый шанс, способный резко повысить ее журналистский статус, — Камиллу посылают корреспондентом в маленький городок, где жертвой маньяка стали несколько малолетних девочек. Ее задача выдать читателям сенсационное сообщение с места событий. Дело в том, что Камилла в этом городе родилась и выросла, а потому кому, как не ей, легче других найти общий язык с жителями и выяснить нюансы расследования. Но погружение в страшную реальность провинциальной жизни оборачивается для нее цепью кошмаров, достойных кисти Иеронима Босха... Впервые на русском языке книга, удостоившаяся высокой оценки Стивена Кинга и других мастеров жанра и завоевавшая ряд престижных литературных премий.
Description : Двадцать четыре года прошло с тех пор, когда чудовищное преступление потрясло весь Канзас: в маленьком городке пятнадцатилетний подросток зверски убил собственную семью. Тогда чудом уцелела лишь семилетняя Либби, но случившаяся трагедия наложила неизгладимый отпечаток на ее дальнейшую жизнь. Юноша отбывает пожизненное заключение, но он так и не признался в содеянном. Либби, когда-то ставшая главным свидетелем обвинения, после столь долгих лет наконец-то решает встретиться с братом. В прошлое возвращаться страшно, тем более что за его завесой скрываются зловещие тайны... На русском языке роман выходит впервые.
Description : В темном-темном лесуДесять лет назад Нора окончила школу и порвала все связи с друзьями. С тех пор Нора ни разу не видела свою лучшую подругу Клэр...Стоял темный-темный дом...пока однажды ей вдруг не пришло приглашение на девичник Клэр. Что это, как не шанс оставить наконец позади все призраки прошлого?А в темном-темном доме была темная-темная комнатаНо что-то пошло не так. Совсем не так.И в этой темной-темной комнате...Некоторым тайнам лучше оставаться не раскрытыми.
Description : 'Rivals THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN as a compulsive read ' The Guardian THE BIGGEST THRILLER DEBUT OF 2017 'SHOCKING' 'RIVETING' 'COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! READ THIS BOOK!' Reader reviews Kate Rafter is a high-flying war reporter. She's the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and their father. Her sister Sally didn't. Instead, she drinks. But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream. What secret has Kate stumbled upon? And is she strong enough to uncover the truth . . . and make it out alive? 'For lovers of The Girl on the Train ...a tense story with multiple twists and turns' Prima '***** Wow...creeps slowly up your spine, grips you round the throat and doesn't let you go! ' Amazon reviewer 'A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller' Christobel Kent, author of The Loving Husband 'Compelling ... Brimful of tension, twists and darkness, this one grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go' Woman and Home 'Twists and turns until the last page' Tammy Cohen 'A stunning book. Compelling, unsettling and powerful this is a book that will stay with me for a long time.' C. L. Taylor 'Nuala Ellwood has created a tale that is gripping, engrossing and surprising at every turn. I loved it' Rowan Coleman 'An accomplished and page-turning thriller. It twists and turns in so many directions it's impossible to guess where it's going next' Nicholas Searle, author of The Good Liar 'Loved I Let You Go and Behind Closed Doors? My Sister's Bones is guaranteed to be this year's most twisty and twisted read - you'll never see what's coming!' Ava Marsh, author of Untouchable 'Ellwood's protagonist Kate is a female hero in the best sense, flawed but brave' Helen Callaghan, author of Dear Amy 'My Sister's Bones is a tense, atmospheric, deliciously dark story' Amanda Jennings, author of In Her Wake 'A twisty psychological thriller. I raced through it in one sitting!' Lucy Atkins, author of The Other Child 'This book is amazing - harrowing and compelling' Luana Lewis