The Girl On The Train by author Paula Hawkins (British) currently tops the New York Times bestseller list. Hawkins said, she wrote The Girl on the Train in a state of panic.
“This book is like my last dice roll as a writer,” Hawkins said. This was the first book Hawkins wrote with the same pseudonym as the real name, but it was the author’s fifth book, and that emotion also permeates the work. The books from earlier, Hawkins were ordered to write in a romantic style, but she felt it was not her.
The first book she wrote quite happily, but by the fourth book, Hawkins’ writing darker and darker. “That book has a lot of horrible things and ends tragically in many different ways,” Hawkins said. “And no one is buying it.”
Therefore, the female writer becomes confused about her career. She has no companion by her side and has to live alone in London. She thought, “God, I’m going to have to sell my house or find a new job.”
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