Disclaimer: This is NOT a review, just my opinion.
It’s been a pretty long time since I’d read a thriller. I don’t even remember the name of the last one I read, it was that dull. So I didn’t know what to expect when I picked up The Girl on the Train. I got done with it in a day and a half.
There are two reasons it took me such a short time to read the entire book so quickly: a) its not too long and b) it’s very interesting. It all starts with Rachel, the girl on the train, who has created a fantasy life for a couple that lives in a house she passes on the train every day. That couple has become a part of her life without her even knowing them. But their life is a fantasy and fantasies break, and one day Rachel’s does too in a way that alters her life. Her ‘Jess’, the name she’s given to the woman, goes missing.
The story is told from the perspective of three characters that are haunted by their past, in different extents and how it has shaped their present life. With each page the pressure builds up and just when you’d think the story has become predictable and come to a clichéd end; PLOT TWIST. See, finding the killer isn’t enough.
It’s written by Paula Hawkins. The writing style is very simple and fluid, the story builds up very smoothly so it’s pretty clear the author wasn’t changing her mind with every page.
Next book on my reading list is either Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult or Rumi’s Daughter by Muriel Maufroy. If you have time, you can be kind and help me choose through your comments.
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