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Review Roundup: The Girl on the Train Is No Gone Girl

Paula Hawkins’s 2015 suspenseful page-turner, The Girl on the Train, will forever be judged against Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. Both riffed on the inner workings of a titular "Girl," and utilized unreliable narrators to shine a spotlight on the darker, seedier aspects of human nature. So it makes sense that ... More »
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