Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins


Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

That one statement sums up The Girl on the Train plot, for me.

First off, I had no clue if we could trust our main narrator, Rachel. She spent so much time drinking and/or blacking out that I had reservations about her recalculation of the events that lead to this wild goose chase.

Second off, we get several points of view and each one has a secret to hide that leaves the reader giving everyone the side eye.

Who can you trust in this story?!

Rachel commutes daily on the train and she watches the people in their homes. She comes to “know” them through her train window. One day she sees something bad happen and she reports it to the police and this is where the story takes off. Prior to that, I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book. I had a hard time connecting to the beginning of the story because it was very disjointed since most of it was told from a drunken pov. But once the incident happened and the reader starts getting clues to what is happening I was on board that train with Rachel trying to figure out all the secrets and lies.

If you like psychological thrillers then hop on board this crazy train where everything is either a secret and/or lie.


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