Paula Hawkins


Rhodesian(now Zimbabwe)-born British Author, best known for her 2015 novel "The Girl on the Train"

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As for him feeling dead, that's probably just a consequence of him being gone from your life for so long. In some sense he no longer feels real to you.

But then I think, this happens sometimes, doesn?t it? People you have a history with, they won?t let you go, and as hard as you might try, you can?t disentangle yourself, can?t set yourself free. Maybe after a while you just stop trying.

He might be a very good liar, but I know when he?s telling the truth. He doesn't fool me.

I can imagine the feel of his hands, the weight of them, reassuring and protective. Sometimes I catch myself trying to remember the last time I had meaningful physical contact with another person, just a hug or a heartfelt squeeze of my hand, and my heart twitches.

I do not envy your happiness. I just wish it was me that happiness.

I felt guilty. Stupid, I know, but I thought about Scott?about what we did and how it felt?and I wished I hadn?t done it, because it felt like a betrayal. Of Tom. The man who left me for another woman two years ago. I can?t help how I feel.

At night I can hear it, quiet but unrelenting, undeniable: a whisper in my head, Slip away. When I close my eyes, my head is filled with images of past and future lives, the things I had and threw away. I can't get comfortable, because every way I turn I run into dead ends.

Cathy gets up early to clean the house every Saturday, no matter what. It could be her birthday, it could be the morning of the Rapture?Cathy will get up early on Saturday to clean.

He never realized it was possible to miss and mourn what you never had.

I can see her now, in the spare room upstairs, music blaring, window open, a brush in her hand, an enormous canvas leaning against the wall. She?ll be there until midnight; Jason knows not to bother her when she?s working.

I do not have but I leave myself feel this pain, because if I did not do it... if I stayed numbing the pain will not go away from me... never

I felt isolated in my misery. I became lonely, so I drank a bit, and then a bit more, and then I became lonelier, because no one likes being around a drunk. I lost and I drank and I drank and I lost.

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Rhodesian(now Zimbabwe)-born British Author, best known for her 2015 novel "The Girl on the Train"