Wednesday, 29 April 2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
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.
I was given a copy of this for review via Netgalley and the publishers.
I found this to be tedious at times and damn right boring characters for my own personal opinion. I didn't connect with the characters and found that going between the 3 main female characters was quite disturbing (which I can understand is the idea), but to me they wasn't that believable.
I am sorry if anyone liked/loved the book, but for me, it wasn't as believable as I was hoping after the hype and the way this was compared to Gone Girl (which I've never read).