Description : Adapted from Paula Hawkins' novel - an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide - this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment. Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she's been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.
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 : "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."--Page 4 of cover.
Description : This book summary and analysis was created for individuals who want to extract the essential contents and are too busy to go through the full version. This book is not intended to replace the original book. Instead, we highly encourage you to buy the full version. Each day is as mundane as the last. Rachel Watson travels to and from London by train, and on the way, she passes the fine suburban houses owned by the people living the life she once dreamed of living. Aboard the morning train, Rachel sees "Jason" and "Jess", her perfect couple, eating breakfast together on the deck of their beautiful home. One day, Rachel witnesses something that would linger in her mind. The sight is fleeting, but a few moments are more than enough. When an investigation is opened in search of the woman who went missing, Rachel steps forward to give her testimony. At the state she is in, the police deem her to be unreliable as a witness. Rachel knows much more than what her mind allows her to remember. She crosses a line she cannot turn back from when she finds herself too involved in the case of the missing woman. Rachel's efforts to unravel the mystery lead her to conclude that everything she has come to know is a lie. Wait no more, take action and get this book now!
Description : Unlock the more straightforward side of The Girl on the Train with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, which follows Rachel, who is struggling with alcoholism, depression and the collapse of her marriage, and lives vicariously through the people she sees from her train window every morning. Events soon spiral out of control, and Rachel finds herself embroiled in deceit, adultery and even murder. The Girl on the Train was first published in 2015 and soon became an international bestseller, before being adapted into a hit film starring Emily Blunt. Paula Hawkins initially worked as a financial writer and wrote a string of romance novels under a pseudonym, before turning her hand to psychological thrillers with The Girl on the Train and Into the Water. Find out everything you need to know about The Girl on the Train in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
Description : No reading group should be without this companion guide to Paula Hawkins's compelling thriller, The Girl on the Train. A comprehensive guide to this New York Times bestseller, this discussion aid includes all the information you need to get your book club discussion up and running: thought-provoking discussion questions; literary context; an author biography; a plot synopsis; exploration of themes & imagery; character analysis; recommended further reading and even a quick quiz.
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Description : The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins | Summary & Analysis This is a Summary & Analysis of The Girl on the Train. Paula Hawkins' debut novel is a suspenseful thriller filled with a complex plot, shocking twists at every turn, and an ending that will both stun and leave the reader wanting more. Suspense, intrigue, drama, and murder, all entangled together into one giant knot that is begging to be unraveled.Hawkins' novel relates the story of Rachel Watson has spent the last few years stumbling through life in a booze-filled depression ever since her husband left her for another woman. Now she wiles away her days riding the commuter train to and from London, despite having been fired from her job months ago. The train makes a daily stop by her old neighborhood and it is here she spies a couple appearing to be living a perfect life from a beautiful home. She begins to fantasize about the couple, inventing little lives and backstories for them to keep her mind off her own troubles. All of a sudden events take an unexpected turn. It contains an intricate plot that thrills with a suspenseful murder mystery sure to captivate all audiences.This companion to The Girl on the Train also includes the following: * Book Review * Story Setting Analysis * Story elements you may have missed as we decipher the novel * Details of Characters & Key Character Analysis * Summary of the text, with some analytical comments interspersed * Discussion & Analysis of Themes, Symbols... * And Much More! This Analysis fills the gap, making you understand more while enhancing your reading experience.
Description : THE RUNAWAY SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER AND THRILLER OF THE YEAR, NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING EMILY BLUNT 'Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect' STEPHEN KING Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...