Thursday, 15 January 2015

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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…

When I heard about all the hype about The Girl On The Train I just knee I had to read it.

For me, this novel really did live up to my expectations; it was fast paced and kept my interest throughout.

This story is about Rachel, she is like many commuters, daily travelling to work on the train into the city. Along her commute she sees 'Jess and Jason' a couple for a life she has created. They have the perfect life, everything that Rachel wants, not everything is perfect for them as she soon discovers.

Rachel used to have the perfect relationship, now she is divorced, living with a flatmate, lovely and has turned to the bottle.

Tom is Rachel's ex husband and is now living with his new wife Anna and their child. He is still living in the property he once shared with Rachel and Rachel finds this hard to move on.

The story is told through the perspective of three women, Rachel, Anna and Megan. I really enjoyed reading the story from all of their perspectives. Rachel as the main character was not likable, however I did want to like her and was routing for her to develop through the story and become more likable.

I found the story to begin with was slow and I felt I could see the tension building. I loved that as we went through the story we were given little pieces to piece together to help discover real truth.

I absolutely loved this book, it kept my interest and I didn't guess the ending until very late in the book, which I loved.

This is the must have thriller you have to read. Pop this on your wish list, you will not regret t!

I would like to thank the publisher for sending d in exchange for an honest review.

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