The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Spoiler Free Review

Goodreads Summary: 

EVERY DAY THE SAME
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.

UNTIL TODAY


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?

 

4.5 stars

What else can I say other than I LOVED this book. Throughout the entire thing I found myself thinking, “Ohhh! It’s them! They did it, obviously! I can’t believe I didn’t see it before!”
Then I ended up wrong each time, and I’ve never been so happy to be wrong!!

Every character was so well-developed and I could empathise and understand all of them. Rachel’s situation was heartbreaking to read and even though I hated Anna in the beginning, when we got more of her POV, I actually began to feel sorry for her. I can’t LIKE her but I don’t want to kill her anymore.

To prove how engrossing The Girl on the Train is, I am a terrible flier and I read this on the aeroplane to Portugal, and I was so wrapped up that I didn’t have time to panic. I though twenty minutes had past, but we were already landing!

Wholly recommend it.

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