The Girl On The Train – Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

ISBN-10 0552779776

ISBN-13 978-0552779777

Author Paula Hawkins

Publisher Black Swan


From Goodreads

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?

What did I think? 

I heard so many good things about ‘The Girl on the Train’ which encouraged me to pick it up and I am so glad I did. Hawkins novel was referred to as the next ‘Gone Girl‘, but honestly I think that this statement kind of cheapens the book. I personally felt that ‘The Girl on the Train’ was so much more superior and rightly deserved the high praise it has received and the number one best selling record.

Hawkins has really impressed me with this book. When you strip it right back it is such a simple concept to it all, but Hawkins has built the best possible story around the basics. The characters all compliment each other and you are always rooting for different parties. And considering this is her first novel within the thriller genre I struggle to see how she is ever going to write anything better than this but I’m extremely excited to see if she can.

Buy ‘The Girl on the Train’! I don’t think you could or would regret it after you’ve finished the very last page!

I think that this would make a brilliant film (if it was a replica of the book) so I’m secretly keeping an eye on the Dreamworks production that is sure to come now they’ve bought the rights!

My Rating? ♥♥♥♥♥

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