Paula Hawkins Best Selling Novel
The Girl on the Train released in 2016 is a crime thriller mystery movie based on the novel of the same name written by Paula Hawkins. The story follows an alcoholic divorcee who gets entangled with a missing persons investigation. The movie grossed $173.2 million worldwide and Emily Blunt gained nomination at BAFTA Awards 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 and Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2017 for her performance as Rachel Watson in the movie.
The Girl on the Train novel,
The Girl on the Train novel with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse ranked No.1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and it remained in the top positions as the best-seller for consecutive months since its release. The author, Paula Hawkins best known for this novel is a British author born and raised in Zimbabwe who began her career as a journalist.
Paula Hawkins moved to London at the age of 17 and she stayed in England studying economics, politics and Philosophy in Oxford. She worked for The Times and many other publications on a freelance basis as a business reporter. She published “The Money Goddess” a financial advice book for women.
Hawkins wrote “Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista” a romantic comedy fiction in 2009 that followed three more novels of the same theme under the pet name Amy Silver ;“All I want for Christmas (2010), One Minute to Midnight (2011) and The Reunion (2013). In 2001 with co author Grace Llewellyn , “Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School” was published under the same pet name Amy Silver. She could not achieve great financial success through them and later decided to write stories on crime and thriller instead of comedy and romance. As a result “The Girl on the Train” novel was presented to the readers making Hawkins an international sensation. The novel was published in 50 countries and over 40 languages and 18 millions copies have been sold worldwide.
Her latest creation “Into the Water” released in May this year (2017) is again a mystery thriller novel of psychological suspense. The book has already received many positive reviews and has been able to reserve No.1 in New York Times Bestsellers list. Moreover, the novel won the Goodreads Choice Awards 2017 under the category Mystery and Thriller.
“A captivating contemporary whodunit… suspense churns and the plot keeps you guessing.”—People Magazine
“Highly suspenseful… all these intrigues are teased out with impressive skill by Ms. Hawkins, who tells a complex narrative… in a chronicle whose final pages yield startling revelations.” —The Wall Street Journal
Paula Hawkins is now at the forefront of many popular and successful fiction writers. Readers can expect many suspense novels like “The Girl on the Train” and “Into the Water” in the future too that will drive the readers deep into social issues and psychological menace prevailing in the society.