The Girl on the Train reaches number one

The Girl on the Train reaches number one

Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (Doubleday) climbs sixteen places to claim the UK number one on the Official Top 50 in its 11th week on the chart.

It becomes only the 20th hardback fiction title to top the chart since records began but the success of Hawkins’ thriller is even more significant. It becomes the first adult fiction title by a debut writer (under their own name) to top the chart in hardback. JK Rowling’s first adult novel The Casual Vacancy (Sphere) also claimed top spot for three weeks when it was first released back in 2012 but that followed the enormous success of the H...

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