The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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 goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


The Girl on the Train was a good read. I liked how it was split up between the girl on the train, Rachel, and the other ladies. I loved how it ended up, what was happening, but I don't want to give everything away so I can't talk about it much. It was interesting and I don't think I have read a book quite like it before.

Now leading up to the ending I thought this is an alright book. Good, but not amazing. A solid good read. I enjoyed the characters and reading their story. I enjoyed watching Rachel try and figure out what happened that fateful night and how everyone else was/wasn't involved. She is kind of a mess when the story opens, and it is a constant what really happened? Did she do something? Did someone else? What is really going on? kind of story. It was fun. I read it while relaxing on the beach and it was perfect for that.

I don't really know what else to say without giving anything away. You should really go into it without knowing too much so you can try and figure it out for yourself. I felt bad for Rachel at times, but she is also a mess was interesting.

Rating: ★ ★ ★


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