The Girl on the Train
READ IT BECAUSE: You can finish it in three days (or in one day at the beach)--it's that fast of a read. Aside from it being a pretty dark novel this is a perfect beach read. This story touches upon all the major nerves: falling in love, betrayal, jealousy, depression, murder, delusion...you get it all--the whole gambit. In particular, Hawkins does a great job masking the outcome from the reader--this is the pull that keeps the pages turning.