The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins



The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?



My Review: I went into this book expecting something else, then I started thinking… oh man is this going to be Gone Girl?

I can assure you this is not Gone Girl (not that Gone Girl was a bad book) but something else entirely.

The pacing of this book was very fast, it is told from three perspectives.

Rachel the ex-wife of Tom
Anna the current wife of Tom
Megan the girl who goes missing and babysits for Tom.

Megan’s story is told over time up until the day you find out what happened to Megan.  As the books progress you slowly start to realize why the story is told in these perspectives and believe me the ending is totally worth it.  It is very good.

This book was fabulous and I truly can’t believe I did not read this book earlier. It really is that good.

I can’t wait for the movie now I also CAN’T believe this was a debut novel, very very well written.

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