The Girl On the Train was one of the most requested books of summer 2015. In fact, there is still a long wait for the highly recommended book. If you found yourself enjoying the complex and mysterious plot or you have some free time as you wait for your copy, check out some titles below that are similar to Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn– The Girl on the Train is often compared to Flynn’s bestseller Gone Girl. A fast paced, unsettling thriller that follows a quickly deteriorating marriage and the mysterious crimes that trail closely behind. Gone Girl was also adapted into a movie featuring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. If a crime thriller featuring a strong female lead is your favorite genre, check out Flynn’s other novels Dark Places and Sharp Objects.
The Secret Place by Tana French– The Secret Place is the 5th installment of the Dublin Murder Squad series. An investigation of the murder of a school boy resurfaces after an anonymous tip. Follow Detective Stephen Moran as he attempts to prove his worth to the Dublin Murder Squad. Start with In the Woods, if you have yet to pick up the intricately written mystery series.
Before I Go to Sleep– This psychological thriller follows a woman who struggles with amnesia and the frightening idea that perhaps her friends and family aren’t who they say they are. Adapted from the bestseller by S.J. Watson, uncover the truth as you watch or read along.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo– Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, a journalist’s investigation of the murder of a young girl draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: a tattooed, punk hacker. Check out the original book series by Stieg Larsson.
How to Get Away with Murder– Recently Emmy nominated and winner (Viola Davis, Best Actress in a Drama Series), How to Get Away with Murder follows a highly regarded defense lawyer and the mysteries she solves on a daily basis. Resulting from the murder of a sorority student, more crimes and murders begin to unfold at the fictional, Philadelphia university.
The Killing– Following a shocking murder, the lives of the police, suspects and victim’s family are intricately woven together in this spellbinding series. The investigation of the murder of a Seattle teenager is soon discovered to be part of a larger, more explosive conspiracy.