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Paula Hawkins
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Rachel Watson

Rachel Watson is a young, overweight woman in her early thirties, who serves as one of the three narrators of the novel “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins. Rachel is the ex-wife of Tom Watson, and now lives with an old friend from college, Cathy. Rachel, while married, was unable to conceive children, and so began to drink heavily, putting a huge strain on her marriage as her drinking got worse. This provides an excuse for Tom to cheat on Rachel, to divorce her, and to remarry with Anna. Rachel is a mess for most of the novel, being still in love with Tom and wanting to take the past back, but being unable to get ahead of her alcoholism in the present. This causes her to lose her job, and to travel to London as if she still had a job in order to...

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