The Train Guy

Michelle Prak’s second novel

How do you introduce yourself to a stranger?

Charli is obsessed with The Train Guy.

She sees him every weekday waiting for the 8.05am from Roselea Station. She’s convinced he’s the man for her, but Charli is too terrified to say hello.

Her world is upside down since Eddie left her in humiliating circumstances. Now Charli is advertising for tenants to share her inner-city cottage, and her friends are pushing her to apply for a promotion at the cute hotel where she works. And don’t even mention what happened with the Prime Minister.

Everything would be perfect if she could just meet The Train Guy. He’s chivalrous. He’s handsome. He’s perfect. Isn’t he?

Charli has read enough spy stories to know that she could find out more about The Train Guy – by following him.

Readers said:

“This book sucked me in from the first page. It was very easy to read. I loved Charli.”

“Perfect rom-com tension and surprise.”

“A quirky little Australian rom-com that takes the concept of seeing the same stranger daily and having a little fantasy life about that person to a whole new level.”

“THE TRAIN GUY by Michelle Prak is a fun read! I loved spending time inside Charli Reid’s mind. Her curiosity about her fellow commuters, her lusting after one of them (The Train Guy), her daydreaming about their fantasy future life, plus all the weird and wacky random thoughts going through her mind had me laughing often.”

“The book follows Charli along her life…mostly her work and travel to and from work…including her fantasies about ‘The Train Guy’. Does she ever talk to the Train Guy? Does the Train Guy live up to the hype? You’ll want to read this to find out! Charli is so relatable, especially for us shy introverts. I really enjoyed reading this and kept wanting to pick it back up. I was super happy with how everything turned out and how this book ended!”

“This book hooked me right in the beginning and I did not want to put it down. It was a fun quick read that had me thinking – I need to take more chances to have my life go more the way I want it to, rather than wait around for good things to happen”.

The Train Guy book cover

Part rom-com, part chase, The Train Guy is the metropolitan love story you’ve been searching for.

Grab the paperback today from your favourite bookstores like  Amazon and Book Depository
Or buy direct from the author, for a signed copy. (Aus only)
The e-book is also widely available online including Amazon Australia.


The Train Guy novel at train station