Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins


Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller

I must be one of the last people to read this book. I did apply for a review copy but unfortunately wasn't successful. I then waited for the book to come down in price which it didn't - so I decided I would buy it and read it straight away! I'm sure it will be a film and before anyone gives away what happens I felt I really needed to get it read, so it jumped the TBR queue.

There is not much plot outline from the publisher as you can see in the description above, so there wasn't a lot to go on when I began to read the book.

First of all the book jumps around date wise - past and present and also between the main characters. I did have a little trouble remembering who was who and which time frame we were in - but that soon settled down. I also had to re-read the beginning because I thought I had missed something - but that is soon explained and I love the way the author wrote that once I got my head around it.

I really felt for the main character of the book - Rachel. I won't be giving too much away by saying that she feels her life has been stolen and she really would like it back. As the book progresses we come to realise why Rachel lost the life she had and maybe lose a little sympathy for her. There are plenty of characters not to like in the book - with good reason.

It really did keep me guessing right to the end - a great psychological thriller which I personally feel did deserve all the hype.

I'm giving it five out of five stars - and looking forward to more books from this author.


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