Book Review → The Girl on the Train

the girl on the trainTitle: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publication Date: January 13th, 2015

Synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. 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 offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Review: It’s been quite a while since I’ve read a thriller and been blown away by it. And this one definitely did that. It kept me guessing until the end and omg that ending, not how I expected it to play out, but man this book was soooooo good! I will say only one thing, make sure when you’re reading you pay attention to the dates under the names of the people, the storylines don’t line up chronologically. Oh one more thing, one of the POV characters goes through severe manic and depressive stages, so if you’re like me and bipolar, this could be a little difficult to read. I had to stop several times and do something else before digging back into the book, Hawkins does a really good job of capturing what it is like to cycle through a manic/depressive cycle. I am definitely glad I picked up this book, it is definitely as amazing as everyone says it is.

Stars: ★★★★★
Recommendation: Yes

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2 thoughts on “Book Review → The Girl on the Train

    • Denise Targaryen says:

      I stopped reading thrillers a few years ago, I started finding they were getting too predictable. I watch a lot of cop type shows so it was getting fairly easy to figure out what was going to happen and who was the bad guy. But this one, oh man, it was amazing. She really does keep you guessing until the end. Definitely was everything I love about thrillers! Thank you for the comment!

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