Friday, July 24, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Type: Stand- Alone
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Adult
Date Published: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Riverhead Books

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Summary: 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: The Girl on the Train has been compared to Gone Girl a lot. I haven’t read the book, but I watched the movie so I think that this comparison is definitely true. The girl on the train was a fascinating thrill. It kept me on the edge of my seat and it was just amazing. It just makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens next.

What makes me enjoy this book more is the fact that no one was good, even the main character. The characters were portrayed realistically to the modern world. No one was innocent and no one can be trusted. Every characters have multiple personalities and you don't know who to root for. 


It was a really thrilling read and I really enjoyed it. This is my first thriller and I am syrprised at how much I enjoyed it. It kept me on the edge of my seat and entertained till the end. 

My Rating: 4/5