Book Review Sunday : The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins

I’m so late to the hype on this!

Funny story actually, I’d heard all the hype about this book, so I downloaded it, read it fairy quickly and couldn’t really understand why everyone was loving it so much. It was ok but nothing spectacular. Then I realised I’d read a book called “Girl on a train” not “The girl on the train”. What an idiot!

I kind of forgot about it after that, but after seeing the film trailer, which looks awesome, I thought I’d give it a read first before I drag Dan to see the film.

“Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar” Blurb taken from Amazon

First things first this is so worth the hype! I bought this thinking I’d read it while me and Dan went to Scotland but I finished it in a night it was so good. I really enjoyed the way this book was written, the different view points really add to the suspense of the book, especially the character of Rachel. I love how the author really has you questioning Rachel, and whether or not she’s guilty.  I did figure the ending out before the book explained what had been happening, but it was still a fantastic read and I love the way all the characters tied in with each other without the story being too far fetched.

I’d really really recommend this book for anyone who enjoys thrillers and mysteries. Here’s hoping the film is just as good!

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