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The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins (Book Review)

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I inhaled this book when I was in the hospital, I can't remember the last time I finished a book that quickly.

The Girl On The Train - Paula Hawkins (Book Review)

Rachel is an alcoholic who takes the same train every day which goes by her old house and neighborhood. She sees a couple she nicknames Jason and Jess who seem like the life she left behind, but one day she sees something she shouldn't, and suddenly she's thrust into Jason and Jess's life. She's no longer the girl on the train but an active participant in a real life mystery.

To be honest, Rachel was not a sympathetic narrator. I didn't like her or the other female characters but the story hooked me in. The idyllic Suburban secret life has been explored many times, but this story takes another take on it in a unique fashion. Suburbia always has its secrets, and it makes you question how much you know the people whose lives you glimpse occasionally and how well do you know your neighbours?

If you enjoyed Gone Girl or Before I Go To Sleep, this thriller with a female lead is in the same vein. It's not always likeable but it is gripping.

The Girl on the Train
By Paula Hawkins


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