Description : The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives, from the author of Into the Water. “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 : 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 : Warning: This is an independent addition to The Girl on the Train, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. It is just a daily train ride, a little imagination running wild as she enjoys the scenery from her window seat. It is something we all do, right? Rachel Watson makes up innocent stories about the people she sees. For Rachel it is comforting, something steadfast in her crumbling world. She rides the train every morning like she always has, but without the purpose she once had. Her failed marriage and her descent into alcoholism make her an outcast. She rides into town to a job she no longer has, only to come back at the end of the day to a roommate she is lying to. She has no purpose and nothing seems to be changing until she witnesses something important. Rachel's favorite imaginary couple that she peers at every day from the train seem to be having trouble. She calls them "Jason" and "Jess." Rachel can't quite figure out where she fits in. She was wandering around in a drunken stupor the night "jess" disappears. Rachel starts trying to regain her memories from that night. She tries to piece together the memories of that hazy night. Rachel's new found hobby is a welcome distraction from her life and problems. She has been dealing not only with an ex-husband, but his new wife as well. Once his mistress, Anna is now having Tom's baby. Rachel feels inadequate as a result of her infertility and her alcohol problems, blaming herself for the demise of her marriage. Rachel starts out trying to offer a little information into what might have happened to "Jess," but she becomes obsessed with the case and the people in it. Rachel tries to fill a void with strangers and a case that, supposedly, has nothing to do with her. As Rachel learns to trust herself and her instincts she comes face to face with something she never expected. Read more.... Download your copy today! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
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 : 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 : 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 : This is a Summary & Analysis of The Girl on the Train. Rachel Watson is an alcoholic. Rachel often drinks to excess and experiences blackouts. She was fired from her job because of her drinking. Afraid to tell Cathy, her roommate, the truth, Rachel continues to take the train from Ashbury to Euston each workday morning and back again, as if she were still employed. She likes riding the trains. While on her twice daily trip, she often imagines what the lives of the people the train passes are like. She watches one particular couple along her route who happen to live four doors down from Rachel's ex-husband, Tom, his new wife, Anna, and their baby girl.This companion to The Girl on Train includes: * Summary of the book* Character Analysis* A Discussion on Themes * And much more!