Author: Paula Hawkins
Published: January 15th 2015 by Transworld
Amazon | Amazon UK
Blurb: Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
Review: A lot has been said about The Girl on the Train so I'm going for a short review on this one. It has definitely been one of the most talked about books of the year and the hype around it has been huge. There has been some mixed opinions but it seems like the main consensus is that a great psychological thriller and I have to agree with this. It kept me on my toes during the whole novel and I really had no idea how the story was going to unravel at the end.
I have to admit though is has not blown me away but almost. It was a bit slow at the beginning as the narrative jumped from the girl on the train herself, Rachel, the victim in the story, Megan, and Anna, the new wife of Rachel's ex. I wasn't sure how they all were connected to each other but with each new chapter, their stories became more and more interconnected and at the end I was so engrossed in the book that I forgot about everything else.
All in all, I think that The Girl in the Train is worth a read. It lives up to all the hype and I am certainly looking forward to the movie adaptation with Emily Bunt.