In preparation for the seasonâs first meeting of the Ladies Book Club on October 21, many of the ladies at Old Palm Golf Club are reading âThe Girl on the Train.â This gripping novel by Paula Hawkins debuted at #1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list and held that lofty position for months. A psychological thriller, the book is full of backstabbing, threats and innuendoes that keep the plot roaring along like a runaway freight train. Reviewers have called it âcompulsively readable,â âsmart and searing,â and the next âGone Girl.â As the story evolves, readers canât help but alter their feelings about the characters, especially Rachel who sees something shocking on the commuter train that she rides each morning. While itâs not necessary to read the book before attending the Ladies Book Club, it is encouraged. The club meets at 4PM in the Ladies Lounge, where coffee and cookies will be served.