Paula Hawkins Popular Books

Paula Hawkins Biography & Facts

Paula Hawkins (born 26 August 1972) is a British author best known for her top-selling psychological thriller novel The Girl on the Train (2015), which deals with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. The novel was adapted into a film starring Emily Blunt in 2016. Hawkins' second thriller novel, Into the Water, was released in 2017. Life and career Hawkins was born and raised in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe), the daughter of Anthony "Tony" Hawkins and his wife Glynne. Her father was an economics professor and financial journalist. Before moving to London in 1989 aged 17, Hawkins attended Arundel School, Harare, Zimbabwe then studied for her A-Levels at Collingham College, an independent college in Kensington, West London. Hawkins read philosophy, politics and economics at Keble College, University of Oxford. She worked as a journalist for The Times, reporting on business. She then worked for a number of publications on a freelance basis, and wrote a financial-advice book for women, The Money Goddess.Around 2009, Hawkins began to write romantic comedy fiction under the name Amy Silver, writing four novels including Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista. She did not achieve commercial breakthrough until she challenged herself to write a darker, more serious story. Her best-selling novel The Girl on the Train (2015), was a complex thriller, with themes of domestic violence, alcohol, and drug abuse. The novel took her six months, writing full-time, to complete, at a time when she was in a difficult financial situation and had to borrow from her father. The novel was adapted into a film in 2016. In November 2016, she was listed as one of BBC's 100 Women. Paula's second thriller, Into The Water was published in May 2017 and went on to become a Sunday Times and NYT bestseller. Her novel A Slow Fire Burning was published on 31 August 2021. Bibliography The Money Goddess: The Complete Financial Makeover (2006) (Paula Hawkins) Guerrilla Learning: How to Give Your Kids a Real Education With or Without School (2001) (with co-author Grace Llewellyn) (ISBN 978-0-471-34960-0) Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista (2009) (Amy Silver) ISBN 9780099543558 All I Want for Christmas (2010) (Amy Silver) ISBN 9780099553229 One Minute to Midnight (2011) (Amy Silver) ISBN 9780099564638 The Reunion (2013) (Amy Silver) ISBN 9780099574491 The Girl on the Train (2015) (Paula Hawkins) ISBN 9781594634024 Into the Water (2017) (Paula Hawkins) ISBN 9780735211209 A Slow Fire Burning (2021) (Paula Hawkins) Blind Spot (2022) (Paula Hawkins)References External links Official website BBC Meet the Author: Paula Hawkins. Discover the Paula Hawkins popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Paula Hawkins books.

Best Seller Paula Hawkins Books of 2023

  • Drawdown synopsis, comments


    Paul Hawken

     New York Times bestseller The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around t...

  • Reputation synopsis, comments


    Sarah Vaughan

    “Astonishingly timely and clever, utterly gripping.” Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author “Sarah Vaughan has done it again. Superb.” Shari Lapena, New York Times bestse...

  • The Night She Disappeared synopsis, comments

    The Night She Disappeared

    Lisa Jewell

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes “her best thriller yet” (Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author) about a young couple’s disappeara...

  • Everything You Want Me to Be synopsis, comments

    Everything You Want Me to Be

    Mindy Mejia

    Full of twists and turns, Everything You Want Me to Be reconstructs a year in the life of a dangerously mesmerizing young woman, during which a small town’s darkest secrets come to...

  • Truth Be Told synopsis, comments

    Truth Be Told

    Kathleen Barber

    Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a megahit podcast that reopens a murder case and threatens to unravel the ca...

  • The Secrets She Keeps synopsis, comments

    The Secrets She Keeps

    Michael Robotham

    “Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham’s clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won’t be able to put down, although you may occa...

  • Good Girl, Bad Girl synopsis, comments

    Good Girl, Bad Girl

    Michael Robotham

    From the internationally bestselling author who Stephen King calls “an absolute master,” a “gripping and eerie” (Karin Slaughter) thriller about a dangerous young woman with the ab...

  • The Unforgotten synopsis, comments

    The Unforgotten

    Laura Powell

    “A smart and gripping debut that saves its best for last.” Chris Cleave, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Little Bee “[A] thoroughly satisfying and suspenseful debut…the fin...

  • The Guilty Wife synopsis, comments

    The Guilty Wife

    Elle Croft

    THE TOP 10 EBOOK BESTSELLER 'A gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You 'Relentless and intense...I loved the final ...

  • Into the Water synopsis, comments

    Into the Water

    Paula Hawkins

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERGOODREADS CHOICE AWARD WINNER FOR MYSTERY/THRILLERAn addictive novel of psychological suspense from the author of #1 New York Times bestseller and globa...

  • The Family Upstairs synopsis, comments

    The Family Upstairs

    Lisa Jewell

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A GOOD MORNING AMERICA COVER TO COVER BOOK CLUB PICK “Rich, dark, and intricately twisted, this enthralling whodunit mixes family saga with domest...

  • The Lying Club synopsis, comments

    The Lying Club

    Annie Ward

    "If you loved Big Little Lies and Little Fires Everywhere, allow me to introduce you to your next obsession. Kim Liggett, New York Times bestselling author of The Grace YearA ...

  • Stalker synopsis, comments


    Lisa Stone

    Someone is always watching… Derek Flint is a loner. He lives with his mother and spends hisevenings watching his clients on the CCTV cameras he has installed inside their home...

  • Watching You synopsis, comments

    Watching You

    Lisa Jewell

    “Quickly and assuredly, Jewell builds an ecosystem of countervailing suspicions…Tricky, clever, unexpected.” New York Times Book Review“Brace yourself as Jewell stacks up the secre...

  • Then She Was Gone synopsis, comments

    Then She Was Gone

    Lisa Jewell

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Invisible Girl and The Truth About Melody Browne comes a “riveting” (PopSugar) and “acutely observed famil...

  • The Darkness Within synopsis, comments

    The Darkness Within

    Lisa Stone

    ‘The Darkness Within hooked me from the start. Once you start you won't be able to stop!’ Katerina Diamond, No.1 bestselling author of The TeacherA gripping new thriller debut that...

  • To Marry a Prince synopsis, comments

    To Marry a Prince

    Sophie Page

    One night is about to change Bella's life for ever...Bella Greenwood isn't a fairytale girl. If pushed, she'd probably tell you that her perfect wedding would involve a handful of ...

  • Invisible Girl synopsis, comments

    Invisible Girl

    Lisa Jewell

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“I absolutely loved Invisible GirlLisa Jewell has a way of combining furiously twisty, utterly gripping plots with wonderfully rich characteriza...

  • Day of the Accident synopsis, comments

    Day of the Accident

    Nuala Ellwood

    WHAT DID YOU SEE? WHAT DID YOU DO? 'Gripping, poignant...I read it in one sitting' ROSAMUND LUPTON'Brilliantly compulsive and with one hell of a twist!' CLAIRE DOUGLASSixty seconds...

  • Big Little Lies synopsis, comments

    Big Little Lies

    Liane Moriarty


  • What Alice Forgot synopsis, comments

    What Alice Forgot

    Liane Moriarty

    FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF BIG LITTLE LIES AND APPLES NEVER FALL A “cheerfully engaging”(Kirkus Reviews) novel for anyone who’s ever asked herself, “How ...

  • A Slow Fire Burning synopsis, comments

    A Slow Fire Burning

    Paula Hawkins

    AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe scorching new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Girl on the Train.   “A Slow Fire Burning twists and tur...

  • The Last to Vanish synopsis, comments

    The Last to Vanish

    Megan Miranda

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“This eerie thriller…can stand next to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Stephen King’s The Shining.” Booklist (starred review)New Y...

  • The Girl from Widow Hills synopsis, comments

    The Girl from Widow Hills

    Megan Miranda

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guesta Reese Witherspoon Book Club pickcomes a “hauntingly atmospheric and gorgeously written pageturner” (Kimberly McC...

  • The Girl on the Train synopsis, comments

    The Girl on the Train

    Paula Hawkins

    The #1 New York Times bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year and now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night....

  • The Woman in Cabin 10 synopsis, comments

    The Woman in Cabin 10

    Ruth Ware

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF IN A DARK, DARK WOOD Featured in TheSkimm An Entertainment Weekly “Summer Must List” Pick A New York Post “Summer...

  • No One Knows synopsis, comments

    No One Knows

    J.T. Ellison

    In this riveting and complex thriller from the author of Lie to Me, a woman must figure out if she’s losing her mind, or if her husband has really returned from the dead…The day Au...

  • A Stranger in the House synopsis, comments

    A Stranger in the House

    Shari Lapena

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Another thrilling domestic suspense novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Not a Happy Family “A Stranger in the ...

  • All by Myself, Alone synopsis, comments

    All by Myself, Alone

    Mary Higgins Clark

    A glamorous cruise on a luxurious ocean liner turns deadly in the latest mystery from “Queen of Suspense” and #1 New York Times bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark.Fleeing a disa...

  • The Liar synopsis, comments

    The Liar

    Steve Cavanagh

    WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD 2018A MISSING GIRL. A DESPERATE FATHER.A CASE WHICH WILL TEAR THEM APART.'Plotting that takes the breath away' Ian Rankin'A fantastic thriller w...

  • Looker synopsis, comments


    Laura Sims

    Featured on Best of Lists in Vogue, People, Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, Southern Living, and moreIn this “wicked slow burn” (Entertainment Weekly) of psychological suspense,...

  • The Last House Guest synopsis, comments

    The Last House Guest

    Megan Miranda

    A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller“Once again, Megan Miranda has crafted the perfect summer thriller.” Riley Sager, New York Times be...

  • The Lying Game synopsis, comments

    The Lying Game

    Ruth Ware

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, AND LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER! “So many questions...Until the very last page! Needless to say, I could not put this book down!” Reese Withersp...

  • The Turn of the Key synopsis, comments

    The Turn of the Key

    Ruth Ware

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A superb suspense writer…Brava, Ruth Ware. I daresay even Henry James would be impressed.” Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On “This approp...

  • Thirteen synopsis, comments


    Steve Cavanagh

    THE SERIAL KILLER ISN'T ON TRIAL.HE'S ON THE JURY...'Books this ingenious don't come along very often.' Michael Connelly'THIRTEEN is my favourite read of the year.' Sarah Pinboroug...

  • I Found You synopsis, comments

    I Found You

    Lisa Jewell

    “Readers of Liane Moriarty, Paula Hawkins, and Ruth Ware will love.” Library Journal (starred review)“Jewell’s novel explores the space between going missing and being lost….how th...

  • The Other Passenger synopsis, comments

    The Other Passenger

    Louise Candlish

    One of CrimeReads’s Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021 Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier 2021 Crime Novel of the Year The “queen of the suckerpunch twist” (Ruth Ware, #1 ...

  • The Family Remains synopsis, comments

    The Family Remains

    Lisa Jewell

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The pageturner will sate fans and win over new readers alike…a solid standalone tale of mystery and suspense.” USA TODAYFrom the #1 New York Times...

  • Luckiest Girl Alive synopsis, comments

    Luckiest Girl Alive

    Jessica Knoll

    NOW A NETFLIX FILM STARRING MILA KUNIS Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will thrill at this “perfect pageturner” (People)that Reese Witherspoon describes as “one of thos...

  • Pretty Revenge synopsis, comments

    Pretty Revenge

    Emily Liebert

    “A riveting tale of subterfuge, betrayal, and retribution set among the glittering world of New York’s elite.” Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs. ParrishThe name ...

  • The Making of Us synopsis, comments

    The Making of Us

    Lisa Jewell

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes a “compelling and heartbreaking” (Jojo Moyes) novel about three strangers who are brought together by the fath...

  • I Did It for Us synopsis, comments

    I Did It for Us

    Alison Bruce

    'Unpredictable, challenging and compelling' Sophie HannahFrom the first time I saw them together I knew it felt wrong. I didn't like the way he touched her or the selfconscious way...

  • The Favorite Sister synopsis, comments

    The Favorite Sister

    Jessica Knoll

    From the author of Luckiest Girl Alivenow a Netflix filmcomes the “engrossing” (People) New York Times bestseller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series…and ...

  • Woman on the Edge synopsis, comments

    Woman on the Edge

    Samantha M. Bailey

    #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERA moment on the subway platform changes two women’s lives forevera debut thriller that will take your breath away.A total stranger on the subway platform whis...

  • The Elizas synopsis, comments

    The Elizas

    Sara Shepard

    Harper’s Bazaar | 10 New Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2018 Cosmopolitan | Best April Ever Roundup Bustle | 35 Most Anticipated Fiction Books of 2018 PopSugar | 10 of the M...

  • Such a Quiet Place synopsis, comments

    Such a Quiet Place

    Megan Miranda

    From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last House Guesta Reese Witherspoon Book Club selectioncomes a riveting, “suspenseful” (BookPage, starred review) novel about a my...

  • The Perfect Stranger synopsis, comments

    The Perfect Stranger

    Megan Miranda

    A masterful followup to the New York Times bestseller All the Missing Girlsthe gripping story of a journalist who sets out to find her missing friend, a woman who may never have ex...

  • All the Missing Girls synopsis, comments

    All the Missing Girls

    Megan Miranda

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Book Review “Editors’ Choice” Entertainment Weekly Thriller RoundUp The Wall Street Journal 5 Killer Books for 2016 Hollywood Reporte...

  • Mirrorland synopsis, comments


    Carole Johnstone

    “Unnerving.” People “Unsettling...unlocks its mysteries slowly.” The New York Times Book Review “A dark, twisty, and richly atmospheric exploration of the power of imagination” Rut...