873 Books That Have Been Compared To Girl on the Train (JK, But There Are A Lot)

by  | October 21

I should have known this was an impossible undertaking. What can I say? I’m ambitious. Because let’s be real, since Girl on the Train came out and took over the world in January of 2015, every single author, agent, publishing house, and book media outlet has been trying to make and milk the Paula Hawkins connection. Who wouldn’t? So this is a list of all the actually legitimate comps that have come out (or are soon to come out) in the two years since Girl on the Train. (Can you believe it’s almost been two years?? Time isn’t real.)

If you somehow haven’t read it yet (seriously? how?), here you go: Amazon / B&N / IndieBound.

Especially now that the movie is out (I’ve heard it’s great—have you guys seen it yet? Leave comments), Girl on the Train mania has reached critical mass. So, for those of you who are ready to read something new that makes you burn up pages like only Paula has before, it is definitely here. Presented for your browsing leisure with descriptions from their publishers.

1. All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda


“It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

2. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena


“Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it all—a loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately focuses on the parents. But the truth is a much more complicated story.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

3. The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner


“Thirty-four-year-old marine biologist Kyra Winthrop remembers nothing about the diving accident that left her with a complex form of memory loss. With only brief flashes of the last few years of her life, her world has narrowed to a few close friendships on the island where she lives with her devoted husband, Jacob. But all is not what it seems.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

4. Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll


“As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent herself. Now, with a glamorous job, expensive wardrobe, and handsome blue blood fiancé, she’s this close to living the perfect life she’s worked so hard to achieve.

But Ani has a secret.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

5. Unbecoming by Rebecca Schem


“On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she’s in love with.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

6. Maestra by L.S. Hilton


“Judith Rashleigh has worked hard to make something of herself. A put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house, she’s well-educated, well-groomed, and impeccably behaved—the darker desires she indulges on nights off are her own little secret.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

7. Try Not To Breathe by Holly Seddon

This book cover image released by Ballantine shows "Try Not to Breathe," a novel by Holly Seddon. (Ballantine via AP)

“Alex Dale is lost. Destructive habits have cost her a marriage and a journalism career. All she has left is her routine: a morning run until her body aches, then a few hours of forgettable work before the past grabs hold and drags her down. Every day is treading water, every night is drowning. Until Alex discovers Amy Stevenson. Amy Stevenson, who was just another girl from a nearby town until the day she was found unconscious after a merciless assault. Amy Stevenson, who has been in a coma for fifteen years, forgotten by the world. Amy Stevenson, who, unbeknownst to her doctors, remains locked inside her body, conscious but paralyzed, reliving the past.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

8. The Widow by Fiona Barton


“When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen… But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.”

Amazon / B&N / IndieBound

Click through to the next page. Only 865 to go! (JK)