All posts tagged: Brittish Psych Thrillers

Write on, Wednesday: Paula Hawkins talks about how it’s important to be organized, precise and economical with words, how she’s always had an active imagination, and more in her runaway bestseller THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

By Leslie Lindsay When I closed THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (Riverhead Books, January 2015), a nearby freight train rumbled through my Chicago area suburb. It was as if the characters in Paula Hawkins’s debut thriller had surreptitiously made a visit to my living room. Of course, they hadn’t. I was just that invested in them, and that, my friends is just good storytelling, plain and simple. We’re lucky–so lucky–to have Paula with us today to answer a few questions about her spellbinding new psych thriller. Leslie Lindsay: Paula, thank you so very much for popping in to chat about THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. I’ve been fascinated with psych thrillers from British authors of late. Not sure where that comes from! What do you think it is about England/London environs that brings forth such dark and varied stories? Is it something about the geography, the climate, the pop culture? Something else? Paula Hawkins: You’re right, there have been a lot of great psychological thrillers coming out of the UK lately – I’m not really sure why …