2015/04/18

Book Review:
The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

Title: The Girl on The Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 320
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
Rachel takes the same train to work every morning and back every evening. The train always stops at a red light and she always looks at the town houses by the railway. She sees the same couple - she's named them Jess and Jason - and conjures up what she thinks they're like.

But one day, she sees another man in the garden. Soon after, she sees Jess on the news - she's missing. Trying to help the police, Rachel finds herself in the middle of an investigation filled with secrets and betrayal at every turn.


Review:
I quite enjoy psychological thrillers and I've read my fair share, so since I was in the mood for one, I picked this up. I think I would've enjoyed this a lot more if I hadn't read several similar works before. It's one of those books you can sort of figure out if you've read a lot of thrillers. At least I did. I feel like this has been compared a lot to Gone Girl, but I prefer that over this.

I very much enjoyed the character of Rachel, and how you can really feel what a mess she is. I felt like she was very realistic and I had a very clear picture of her in my head. This book certainly has its fair share of interesting characters, which I loved!

I love how all the narrators are unreliable, and you get to read from several perspectives. There are a lot of mysteries you get to figure out while you're reading, something I enjoyed a lot. The main mystery is what wasn't that surprising to me.

Overall, this was a solid psychological thriller, and I would definitely recommend it if you're in
the mood for one!

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