Today I'm sharing my latest read, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. The constant comparisons to Gone Girl made me curious and I decided to move it up on my reading list before one of my friends inevitably spoiled it for me. My initial reaction upon finishing is that it was pretty good, just not as good as Gone Girl -- though very similar in nature.
The Girl on the Train is definitely a page-turner, and with its short point-of-view transition chapters, I found that I was able to get through all 336 pages in two days simply by picking it up at every spare second I had.
All in all I'd give it a solid 4 out of 5 stars. Definitely worth the read. I also look forward to watching the movie when it comes out on Blu-Ray.
Summary from Amazon:
EVERY DAY THE SAMERachel 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.
UNTIL TODAYAnd 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 theinvestigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
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