Paula Hawkins’s new page-turner, Into the Water, is set is in Beckford, a small tourist town in northern England. The town is unremarkable excepting its scenery; Beckford sits on an attractive river that draws tourists to play on its sandy banks and lures “troublesome women” to their watery deaths. The bend in the…
The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Emily Blunt, star of the upcoming thriller The Girl On the Train, and the book’s author, Paula Hawkins, for its latest issue. But before I get into their conversation about words they hate and Hollywood’s myriad double standards, please let me share the story’s lede, which reads:
The Girl On the Train, Paula Hawkins’s perfectly fine 2015 thriller, had both the privilege and misfortune of being released just months after the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. Readers were hungry for more dark, page-turny novels about potential crimes between lovers, so they bought it by the truckful.
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