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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.
- The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.
- Let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.
- People think it's terribly sad to spend Christmas alone, but it's no sadder, really, than spending any other day alone, is it?
- I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.
- It’s impossible to resist the kindness of strangers. Someone who looks at you, who doesn’t know you, who tells you it’s OK, whatever you did, whatever you’ve done: you suffered, you hurt, you deserve forgiveness.
- Some days I feel so bad that I have to drink; some days I feel so bad that I can’t.