Is The Girl on the Train on the fast track to becoming the next Gone Girl? Is Paula Hawkins 2015’s answer to literature’s best-selling bad girl, Gillian Flynn?Sure, “Girl” is in both titles. Yep, there are slick young suburban psychos in rotten marriages in this twisty debut thriller from the U.K. But Hawkins’ dark vision also owes a notable debt to that 20th-century master of the macabre, fellow Brit Alfred Hitchcock.


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