The author behind The Girl On The Train has a new book coming and it looks terrifying

With autumn right around the corner, we’re already compiling our list of winter reading for the cosy nights ahead and first up in our plethora of genres is horror because Halloween is closer than you think. One of our favourite psychological thrillers is The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. And now, the author is back with a new novel, A Slow Fire Burning, and it already sounds terrifying – just how we like it!


A Slow Fire Burning, £10 (was £20), Amazon

Titled A Slow Fire Burning, the book has already been described as much more sinister and unsettling than Hawkins’ previous work but has the addictive same page-turning effect her writing is known and loved for. The book follows three women, one murder and endless lies and twisted secrets that lead them down a dangerous path – one that is bound to leave our jaws on the floor.

‘When a young man is found gruesomely murdered in a London houseboat, it triggers questions about three women who knew him. Laura is the troubled one-night-stand last seen in the victim’s home. Carla is his grief-stricken aunt, already mourning the recent death of yet another family member. And Miriam is the nosy neighbor clearly keeping secrets from the police,’ reads the official synopsis by Penguin, who is publishing the book. ‘Three women with separate connections to the victim. Three women who are – for different reasons – simmering with resentment. Who are, whether they know it or not, burning to right the wrongs done to them? When it comes to revenge, even good people might be capable of terrible deeds. How far might any one of them go to find peace? How long can secrets smolder before they explode into flame?’

We’re already terrified!

The book is out next week on 31 August and it has already received rave reviews from The New York Times, Vogue and People to name a few. Some have compared it to the enticing thrill of Gone Girl and The Silent Patient, which suggest that there’ll be no shortage of action throughout the story and most significantly you never know what to expect, making it all the scarier.