The Girl On The Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Published: January 13, 2015
EVERY DAY THE SAME
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?
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I found out about this book when I first saw the trailer of the movie, it's out now but I wanted to read the book first. I was super excited to read this book! I thought the plot was amazing, but the characters and writing fell short for me.
Rachel the main character was an alcoholic who would black out and couldn't remember what happened most of the time. Other characters were just as flawed, nothing wrong with that because it made them more real. I didn't like that at some points of the story was told in Anna's point of view which was Rachel's ex- husband's new wife. That was unnecessary in my opinion because I really hated her and I was probably supposed to.
In this story nothing is what it looked like. My first psychological thriller and I loved the plot and I think that for me that's what made this book so good for me. Many aspects I didn't like but overall this book was one surprise after another. Many secrets and betrayals, and an ending that I didn't see coming. The whole time I was reading I just wanted to know what was going to happen next! And in the end I was flying through the pages because it was so good.
But because it was so repetitive and characters that I couldn't relate to, couldn't connect with and the writing I gave this book only 3 stars.