The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Review 


Official Blurb

What the blurb says: “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.”

My View (no spoilers)

This story is told from the perspective of three female narrators, Rachel, who is The Girl on the Train, Megan who Racel watches each day from the train and perceives her as having a wonderful life and Anna, he ex boyfriend’s new wife.

It has been compared to Gone Girl and I can see why, none of these characters are particularly likeable, in fact you want to give them a good shake, but they are compelling. As their stories unfold, the reader understands them more, the more twisted the tale becomes. Paula Hawkins has written a fabulous psychological thriller, with endless surprises. 

It is not often that I cannot put a book down but this one kept my reading well into the night – highly recommended.


I read the Kindle Edition of this book


Publisher: Doubleday (2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0857522329

ISBN-13: 978-0857522320

Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.3 x 23.4 cm


Race for Life – 2015 #101in1001

Having supported my 7 good friends as they trained and ran the marathon in aid of St. Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley, I wanted to do something too to raise money to help beat cancer and help eradicate this vile disease forever.

One of my 101 challenges was to take part in the Race for Life, but due to lack of confidence in my ability to even walk the 5k course I thought that I would leave this challenge until next year.

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Vege pot

Go vegetarian for a week – #101in1001 #68

Don’t get me wrong, I like vegetarian food, I like it a lot. I just like meat as well, I actually admire vegetarians for their standpoint, whether their reasons are because of the animals,  health or because they don’t like the taste. I know that I could not be a vegetarian. But I wondered whether I could do it for a week…

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Isle of Wight Festivities – 2015

So have you been to a festival? I was a bit of a late starter and it wasn’t until I was in was my forties that started going to the Isle of Wight festival each June.

This year was my fifth year – am I rock chick? Certainly not!

I am not even a big music fan, some of the other girls laugh at me and my lack of knowledge about the music scene – but I don’t care! It is all about the company.

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Eat Homegrown Vegetables – #101in1001

When we bought our house it had a big garden attached. I mean much bigger than I can cope with!

I am terrified of it, the previous owners had kept it beautifully and everywhere we have lived has had a tiny garden or no garden at all. I tell a lie, the very first house we had had one and we killed everything in it.

So why buy a house with a decent garden? Well it seemed a good idea at the time.

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His Other Life | Beth Thomas| Review

Official Blurb

He was hiding a terrible secret . . .
Grace’s new husband Adam seems like the perfect package. Good looking, great job, completely charming – almost too good to be true . . .
So when Adam suddenly disappears from Grace’s life, she is left bewildered and heartbroken. And with a lot of unanswered questions.
As she tries desperately to find him, Grace opens a Pandora’s Box of secrets and lies – and starts to learn that Adam wasn’t so perfect after all.
What shameful secrets was her husband hiding? Is Grace in danger? And can she survive the truth? However terrible it may be . . .

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