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Paula Hawkins

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Paula Hawkins is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Girl on the Train, which was made into a major motion picture. Her new novel of psychological suspense, Into The Water, is coming May 2.

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Paula Hawkins I write on a laptop, in my office at home. I write best in the morning, by mid-afternoon I’ve usually run out of steam. After around 3pm I’m usually…moreI write on a laptop, in my office at home. I write best in the morning, by mid-afternoon I’ve usually run out of steam. After around 3pm I’m usually reading, researching, answering emails – that sort of thing. I carry a notebook to write down ideas, though I find the best ideas and fixes always come to me in the bath at the time when it’s least convenient to note them down.(less)
Paula Hawkins It’s an odd thing, naming a character. Sometimes they come to you immediately and you know: yes, that person is Danielle, Nel for short. Other times…moreIt’s an odd thing, naming a character. Sometimes they come to you immediately and you know: yes, that person is Danielle, Nel for short. Other times I’ll change a character’s name during the writing, because as a character develops their names no longer fits. (less)
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December 2015, Paula Hawkins
"The Goodreads Choice Awards winner for Best Mystery & Thriller explains how the runaway success of her novel, The Girl on the Train, has—and hasn't—changed her life." ...More

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“Hollowness: that I understand. I'm starting to believe that there isn't anything you can do to fix it. That's what I've taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”
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“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.”
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“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”
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