The Girl On The Train: Review #5


The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

"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?"


okay, I'm calm (I'm totally not).  This book was like nothing I have ever read before, it was gripping from the first page. I found myself drawn to Rachel, she was my friend and I was constantly thinking about her! At work I would be finding myself wondering what Rachel would be doing right now and honestly I feel like she is real, an actual, person my actual friend? I have never felt so drawn to a character in all my reading years! I think it's because you know EVERYTHING about Rachel and it's comforting. 
The book is written in each characters POV (point of view) which I seriously love about this book, it's so interesting and engrossing from the start to the finish, honestly.
I was about half way through the book when I sussed the whole story and what was going to happen and how it was going to play out (I felt like sherlock it was amazing) and I put so much though into why I didn't want it to go certain ways! Wow I am totally in love with this book (I love you Paula) it's probably the most amazing book I have ever read and I seriously suggest you read it, you won't regret it.

I just love this book so much I wish Rachel was real, I want to be Rachel's friend. I need a second book just about how Rachel is doing now. I'm in love with her, platonically.

If you've read it then I'd love to hear your thoughts!

love, Beth,x

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