Friday, May 22, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: January 13, 2015
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We have officially entered the Gone Girl era of novels. The mysteries are crazier, the murders more gruesome, and the psychological suspense has been ramped up to the max!

The Girl on the Train follows Rachel a 30-something divorcee. Her ex-husband left her for another woman and she is struggling to cope with a divorce that happened a couple years ago. Every day Rachel rides the train past her and her ex-husbands house and slowly she becomes engrossed in the lives of a woman and her husband who live down the street from her former home. Rachel makes up a happy life and names, Jess and Jason, for the people who share the house. But when Jess turns up missing Rachel knows she has to help find her.

I struggled to get through the first 80 pages of this book and it was because I didn’t like Rachel. She was a drunk and I, much like her flatmate, just wanted Rachel to get her life together. But, as the novel progressed and I got to know Rachel better I really came to like her. I loved learning more about her past and how it has effected her present. I also loved the fact that she was an unreliable narrator it made the mystery that much better.

Overall, The Girl on the Train was a psychological thriller at its finest. After a little bit of a stumble the mystery drew me in and I had to know what was going to happen next. I’m already looking forward to reading whatever Paula Hawkins writes next.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds dark, intense and makes for a great mystery as well. I am someone who loves a great thriller so I am sure I will enjoy this one just as much as you did!

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