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The Girl on the Train (Modern Plays) (Paperback)
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January 2015 Indie Next List
“This is one of the most compelling thrillers I have read in years! With alternating perspectives ranging from the fantasies of a young woman who watches a couple from the window of her train commute every day, to the true story of the couple themselves, and a missing person case, the reader is plunged into a twisting, turning mystery of deception and misdirection. Rarely have there been so many shocking revelations in a single novel! Just when you believe you have a grasp on the entire mystery, Hawkins pulls the rug out from under you with yet another breathtaking plot revelation. An exceptional read!”
— William Carl, Books On The Square, Providence, RI
About the Author
Rachel Wagstaff's adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' bestselling novel Birdsong was staged at the Comedy Theatre, West End, 2010-11, directed by Sir Trevor Nunn. Rachel's first play, The Soldier, was staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 2004, receiving five star reviews. Her second play, Night Sky, was staged at the Old Vic, for Index on Censorship. Rachel adapted Sebastian Faulks' The Girl at the Lion d'Or for a five part series for Radio Four. Her play for Y Touring, Full Time, toured Britain in 2008 and 2009. Only the Brave, a musical for which she has written the book, was staged at the Edinburgh Festival in 2008, and the musical, Moonshadow, which she co-wrote with Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) was previewed at the Royal Albert Hall in 2010. Duncan Abel is a writer of plays, radio plays and short stories. He lectured in Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire from 2014 to 2015. Duncan was shortlisted for the 2010 Luke Bitmead Award, for his novel The Way Home. He is currently under commission, with Rachel Wagstaff, to Original Theatre Company.