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



2 comments on “The Girl On The Train | Paula Hawkins | Review 

    • I agree, yes I have read ‘Gone Girl’ and loved it, I also agree that it is better written. What I loved about ‘The Girl on the Train’ though is that it is such easy reading and a page turner from the beginning. with Gone Girl it took me a couple of chapters to get hooked.

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