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  • Author Interviews,  Features

    Interview with Paula Hawkins for Crime Fiction Association

    As many of you now know I am also a freelancer writer and an organiser for the Captivating Criminality 4 conference, an annual event organised by the Crime Fiction Association. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview writer Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the Train) yet again for the Association’s blog and we discussed women, crime, and her latest novel Into the Water. To read the interview, click here. Advertisements

  • Crime fiction,  Domestic Noir

    Into The Water by Paula Hawkins

    When I first read that Paula Hawkins had a new novel coming out this year I freaked out. As you recall I loved The Girl on the Train, and I was immediately smitten with Hawkins on her first interview here as soon as she expressed her views on women and crime fiction. You can revisit the interview here. So, when I saw pictures of her new novel Into The Water to be published on the 2nd of May, I knew I had to get my hands on one. I also knew I would love it (spoiler alert: I was right!). Thanks to Paula and to Alison Barrow’s team for sending…

  • Author Interviews,  Features,  Random

    Exclusive Interview with Paula Hawkins, Author of The Girl On The Train

    The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins was one of the best novels I read in 2014, you can check my review here. I was lucky enough to get a very advanced review copy thanks to Alison Barrow, and I discovered one great thriller with a very complex and revolutionary female main character. Today, The Girl On The Train is finally being published by Transworld books and to celebrate it, author Paula Hawkins kindly answered some questions for Books & Reviews. Happy publication day, Paula! How did you come up with the idea for The Girl on The Train? ¬†When I first moved to London and started commuting into…

  • British,  Crime fiction

    The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

    My Twitter feed went crazy last summer when proof copies of Paula Hawkins’ debut novel The Girl on the Train were being distributed by the Transworld publicity department. I arrived a bit late, but luckily Alison Barrow put me on a waiting list and I was lucky enough to get a review copy of the second bunch they produced. As it usually happens, everyone was right. This is an extraordinary novel. Buy at Book Depository From Goodreads: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily…