A.J. Waines

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AJ Waines writes Psychological Thrillers with *nearly half-a-million* copies sold worldwide. She's a #1 Bestselling Author: GIRL ON A TRAIN topped the full UK and Australian Kindle Charts in 2015 & 2016.

Latest: PERFECT BONES

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All her books can be read in any order:
The Evil Beneath, Girl on a Train, Dark Place to Hide, No Longer Safe, Inside the Whispers, Lost in the Lake, Don't you Dare, Perfect Bones Find them all at: AJ Waines' Books

Formerly a Psychotherapist for fifteen years, she has worked with ex-offenders from high-security institutions, giving her a rare insight into abnormal psychology. She is fascinated by secrets and lies, crimes of pa
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A.J. Waines Hey - great question, Laurie. Mostly, I find characters quite hard to work with - I prefer people I can relate to, rather than odd or extreme…moreHey - great question, Laurie. Mostly, I find characters quite hard to work with - I prefer people I can relate to, rather than odd or extreme characters. I tend to start with a 'voice' - such as Clara, in 'Dark Place to Hide' - she came to me so clearly. Starting next year (around September), there will be a three-book series all with the same lead character - Samantha Willerby, who is a clinical psychologist in London.(less)
A.J. Waines What a lovely question! My instant response was to think of Narnia. I'd love to step through the back of a wardrobe and find myself in a wide expanse…moreWhat a lovely question! My instant response was to think of Narnia. I'd love to step through the back of a wardrobe and find myself in a wide expanse of white twinkling snow and go exploring. But on second thoughts, a lot of scary things happened in the Narnia books and I'd be just as likely to meet a wicked witch or queen as I'd be to come across someone helpful and intriguing. Maybe I'd have to take that chance!(less)
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I love the beginning of the year. I can't wait to take down the festive decorations with Christmas behind us and clear the decks. No more presents, mince pies, terrible nostalgic television programmes. No more tinsel, bits of glitter on the carpet and Quality Street.


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“It was one of those late summer days trying its best to convince everyone that winter would never seep through and ravage the earth.”
A.J. Waines, Girl on a Train

“...We were pulling into the next station, when the woman suddenly got to her feet and made a move to squeeze past me. As her knees made contact with mine, she turned towards me. Her eyes locked straight onto mine, her eyelids pinned back, with a look I could only describe as sheer dread. In the next second, deep tram-lines formed between her eyebrows and her expression shifted. It was as if she was silently imploring me, entreating me. To do what? I had no idea. I was immobile, her gaze pressing me into my seat by some centrifugal force and I held her stare, unsure of how to react. Just as swiftly, she dropped her eyes and the moment passed. With one final glance behind her, she was swallowed up in the bodies at the door.
She was getting off. Something wasn’t right.”
A.J. Waines, Girl on a Train

“She had been lying there, facedown in the water long before the tide had turned at 3.04 that morning. Her eyes were staring into the river, her blonde hair first fanning out, then drawing back under her head with the wash of the water, like a pulsating jellyfish. The belt of her raincoat was caught on the branches of an overhanging tree and she’d been hooked, destined to forever flap against the corner of the broken pier with outstretched arms. She wasn’t going anywhere now; she was simply bobbing up and down with the rhythm of the water - and she hadn’t blinked in a long while.”
A.J. Waines, The Evil Beneath

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“She had been lying there, facedown in the water long before the tide had turned at 3.04 that morning. Her eyes were staring into the river, her blonde hair first fanning out, then drawing back under her head with the wash of the water, like a pulsating jellyfish. The belt of her raincoat was caught on the branches of an overhanging tree and she’d been hooked, destined to forever flap against the corner of the broken pier with outstretched arms. She wasn’t going anywhere now; she was simply bobbing up and down with the rhythm of the water - and she hadn’t blinked in a long while.”
A.J. Waines, The Evil Beneath

“...We were pulling into the next station, when the woman suddenly got to her feet and made a move to squeeze past me. As her knees made contact with mine, she turned towards me. Her eyes locked straight onto mine, her eyelids pinned back, with a look I could only describe as sheer dread. In the next second, deep tram-lines formed between her eyebrows and her expression shifted. It was as if she was silently imploring me, entreating me. To do what? I had no idea. I was immobile, her gaze pressing me into my seat by some centrifugal force and I held her stare, unsure of how to react. Just as swiftly, she dropped her eyes and the moment passed. With one final glance behind her, she was swallowed up in the bodies at the door.
She was getting off. Something wasn’t right.”
A.J. Waines, Girl on a Train

“It was one of those late summer days trying its best to convince everyone that winter would never seep through and ravage the earth.”
A.J. Waines, Girl on a Train

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