Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Riverhead Books (January 13, 2015)
Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Psychological Thriller
A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
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?
Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
So thrilling and tense and wildly unpredictable. It sucked up my entire afternoon. Not to be missed.
Sorry Tess Gerritson but you got it wrong. The Girl on the Train was wildly predicable and it’s a book that you most certainly can skip. If there is on thing that you should know about me is that I hate not finishing a book. I mean I paid for it so I want to finish it but unfortunately I could not finish this book. I wasn’t halfway through it before I knew who killed who and why. Also that red herring aka the guy with the red hair was sooooooooo predictable. Seriously, if you read carefully between the lines, TGOT isn’t as much as a mystery as you think. That’s the main reason that I DNF TGOT.
On top of that the book was boring and the characters were very unlikable.
You have the drunk ex-wife.
The Home wrecker
And the jackass of a husband.
Check, Check, triple check.
To me it seem like page after page the main character Rachel was drunk. She couldn’t stay sober if her life depended on it. I was tired of her drunken rants and self-loathing. Sorry but I’m not about the pity party and that is what the MC wanted you to feel for her. Yeah at a point you’re like that’s fucked up what her husband did but after awhile, I’m like move on. He’s not worth your health. Both physical and mental.
Anyways that all I have to say about this book since I did not finish it. Which is sad because I had high hopes for this. Maybe I need to stop with the high expectations so I won’t be disappointed.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in London. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller. It is being published all over the world and has been optioned by Dreamworks.