Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since, apart from brief sojourns in Paris, Brussels and Oxford, where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Praise for The Girl on the Train:
‘Really great suspense novel. Kept me up most of the night. The alcoholic narrator is dead perfect’ – Stephen King
‘Gripping, enthralling – a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read’ – S. J. Watson
‘Hawkins handles [the tension] superbly, nibbling away at Rachel’s memories until we, like our sardonic, bitterly honest narrator, aren’t really sure we want to know what happened at all. The thriller scene will have to up its game if it’s to match Hawkins this year’ – Alison Flood, Guardian
‘The Girl on the Train was so thrilling and tense and wildly unpredictable, it sucked up my entire afternoon. I simply could not put it down. Not to be missed!’ – Tess Gerritsen
‘What a group of characters, what a situation, what a book! It’s Alfred Hitchcock for a new generation and a new era’ – Terry Hayes, author of I AM PILGRIM
‘Artfully crafted and utterly riveting. The Girl on the Train‘s clever structure and expert pacing will keep you perched on the edge of your seat, but it’s Hawkins’ deft, empathetic characterization that will leave you pondering this harrowing, thought-provoking story about the power of memory and the danger of envy.’—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times-bestselling author of RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA