THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed And Dated (Shortly After Publication) by Paula Hawkins - SIGNED ON THE TITLE PAGE

Hawkins, Paula

Published by London, England: Doubleday & Company
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1st Printing. Signed. 320 pages. Published in 2015. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly copies that are signed on a tipped-in page. Published in a small and limited first print run that sold out shortly after publication. The book remains available in nth printings only, having surpassed the 2-million-copy mark as of June 2015, less than six months after its release. Please note: The British and American Editions were released simultaneously. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Paula Hawkins' "The Girl On The Train". Her deservedly acclaimed first novel. "Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won't let go. All this and more help propel Paula Hawkins' addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. Hawkins teases out mystery with a veteran writer's finesse. A book to be devoured" (Neal Thompson). Although this is her first outing, Paula Hawkins has had fifteen years of training and preparation as a full-fledged, working journalist. What she has achieved is genuine: Her evocation of her characters' secrets and lies is painfully compelling. Her ambivalence about the voyeurism that characterizes contemporary life is something Alfred Hitchcock anticipated and would have approved of. But perhaps her finest achievement is Rachel, her eponymous protagonist, a congenital liar-alcoholic who is difficult to like at best and exasperating at worst, until she redeems herself in the novel's climactic set piece, and brings the novel to its triumphant resolution. The basis of the Hollywood film adaptation (2016) produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by Tate Taylor, with Emily Blunt in a career-defining performance as Rachel. An absolute "must-have" title for Paula Hawkins collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (shortly after publication) in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Paula Hawkins 03/03/15". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page, as most copies available online are. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living novelists in the mystery/thriller genre. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO KATE HAMER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1594633665. Bookseller Inventory #

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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?
 
 

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An Amazon Best Book of the Month, January 2015: Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks...” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a veteran’s finesse. The “girl on the train” is Rachel, who commutes into London and back each day, rolling past the backyard of a happy-looking couple she names Jess and Jason. Then one day Rachel sees “Jess” kissing another man. The day after that, Jess goes missing. The story is told from three character’s not-to-be-trusted perspectives: Rachel, who mourns the loss of her former life with the help of canned gin and tonics; Megan (aka Jess); and Anna, Rachel’s ex-husband’s wife, who happens to be Jess/Megan’s neighbor. Rachel’s voyeuristic yearning for the seemingly idyllic life of Jess and Jason lures her closer and closer to the investigation into Jess/Megan’s disappearance, and closer to a deeper understanding of who she really is. And who she isn’t. This is a book to be devoured. -Neal Thompson

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Publisher: London, England: Doubleday & Company
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