The Girl on the Train Breaks Nielsen BookScan Sales Records

By Dianna Dilworth 

91lUeBR2G1LPaula Hawkins‘ thriller The Girl on the Train has broken Dan Brown‘s sales record for The Lost Symbol.

The novel about a commuter who gets entrenched into the lives of people she spies on from a train has been the No. 1 bestseller on Nielsen BookScan’s hardback fiction charts for the 20th week in a row, the longest stretch since the book sales monitor’s records began.

The Guardian has more:

Hawkins’ novel sold 7,280 copies last week, to keep its top position in original fiction, almost double the second-placed Pretty Girls, by Karin Slaughter. Publisher Transworld said that it has sold more than 800,000 copies since The Girl on the Train was published in January.