The Girl on the Train

by Paula Hawkins | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1784161756 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 4/10/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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...

Yet another book that's compared to "Gone Girl"...which seems to me to mean that:
a) it's told in multiple narratives &
b) it has a surprising twist......which leads me to....
c) the fact that you know there's going to be a "surprising twist" takes away much of the surprise!

It was quite a good read but not the thrilling, tense, unpredictable, engrossing, yadda yadda that the cover blurb would have had me believe. The story is told by Rachel, Anna & Megan who don't seem to have a redeeming quality between them, however I'm not citing this as a criticism as these particular characters aren't meant to be likeable IMHO & to my mind certainly weren't, so good characterisation there Ms Hawkins! The story unfolds well & snippets here & there give you an inkling as to what might have happened. The ending was quite tense & I have to say for once found it quite satisfying which is a big plus in the story's favour.

For me the book was spoilt by the Gone Girl comparison which meant any element of surprise was ruined - I know I'm repeating myself but I think its worth reiterating as I think - though I'll never know for sure - that I would have enjoyed it so much more if I'd never read that other damn book!

Somebody PUR-LEEEESE read it before GG & let me know your thoughts :o)

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