The Girl on the Train: Review

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The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins a great read. A page-turner from the beginning, I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller about three women and how their lives are entangled together through the men in their lives, and the train that runs through it.

I loved the dairy format of the book, allowing us to easily switch from character-to-character and while I have seen many comparisons to Gone Girl, the difference for me is that I finished this book. I couldn’t seem to get into Gone Girl, as that books seems to go way too much in detail on things I didn’t think was necessary. Perhaps I’ll try it again.

The Girl On the Train is a great read, full of twists and turns. One minute you think you know what’s going to happen and then next you’re taken into another direction, and you are left in a drunken fog along with Rachel, the main character. The best part is I’m not sure I would actually ever like most of these characters in real life. But yet, I still cared about what happened.

I ride the train for about a half hour in the morning and evening, and yet I found myself reading this during my lunch and even after dinner. I couldn’t put it down. The writing is quick, the story is fast paced and while I did get stuck on a few of the British words, I found it very captivating and finished reading it in four days.

This was a book recommended by a friend of mine, and in turn I recommend it to you.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Did you love it? Hate it? Are you excited for the movie-version to come out?

4 thoughts on “The Girl on the Train: Review

  1. I agree – couldn’t put the book down, but didn’t love the characters! You may also like Good Girl by Mary Kubica – it’s another page turner with a few twists along the way.

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