The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Girl on Train5 Stars from me!

What a great debut thriller, The Girl On The Train is seven shades of awesome!

I very quickly found myself drawn into the story and into feelings of empathy and support for ‘the girl on the train’. What a mess she’s made of things lately, bless her!

I absolutely loved this book, loved the way things unravelled – mostly with me cringing as the poor girl seemed to dig herself deeper and deeper into embarrassing and unbelievable situations.

This book is people watching to the nth degree with a heap of loneliness and desperation sprinkled on top of a classic crime thriller.

A great read and a really fast read, almost impossible to put down as it flicks between characters meaning you have to keep reading in order to find out what happens next.

Highly recommended.

Synopsis: 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?

A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.



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