Christmas Awards 2011

Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Publisher: Riverhead Books

January 2015

ISBN: 978-1-59463-366-9

Pages: 323

Contemporary Suspense, Romantic elements


Every day Rachel takes the same commuter train.  Each day she goes by a stretch of cozy suburban homes and stops at a signal that lets her watch the same couple as they have breakfast on their deck.  Every day she looks forward to it.  After so much time she feels like she knows them and she calls them Jess and Jason.  As far as she can tell their life is perfect. Like the life she recently lost.

Then one day she sees something that shocks her. It takes just a minute before the train moves on but it is long enough. Now nothing is the same. Rachel goes to the police to share what she knows. The police though feel she is unreliable but is she? All too soon she is deeply entangled in the lives of those involved. She is also deeply involved in the investigation. Now the question is has she done more harm than good.

This is a great suspense story that keeps the reader engrossed until the very end.  Just as the reader thinks they know where the story is headed it takes another twist that will have readers wondering just how this one is going to end. The characters are well written and so is the plot. While some readers might figured out how it is going to end there is still enough twists that it will keep readers turning the pages.  This is one story that readers will find very hard to put down and will stay up all night to finish.  This is one book that is a must read.

I give this one 5 red roses


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