The Girl On The Train

Whilst on holiday in Cornwall in early June I bought this book on a whim after a few too many rainy days. I was overwhelmed by the amount of books available in WHSmith and didn't recognise many of the titles or authors so I went for the easy option and purchased the number 1 best seller, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. After reading the blurb, I wasn't sure if this was the sort of book I would like because it was described as a thriller- and I'm a total wimp when it comes to horror!

As soon as I started reading the first chapter I was instantly hooked! The book starts off in the perspective of Rachel, the main character. It begins by following her life and unveils all the turmoils she has had to face. At the beginning of the book the main focus is what she imagines as she looks out of the train window on her morning commute, something which I have often found myself doing aswell! She imagines the lives of the passers by and begins to compile stories of the people in their houses and she begins to see these people as her 'friends'.

The book is then written from two more perspectives, Megan and Anna, and suddenly all these stories begin to interlink in a dark and mysterious way with lots of plot twists.

The ending of the book is truly shocking and very unexpected, which is one of the best things! The amount of suspense throughout this book is enthralling and is the reason why I managed to finish it in 2 days!

Its definitely worth a read, especially if you're like me and fancy a change from the usual easy reading romantic novels where boy meets girl. There's something more gripping about this tale and you won't be able to put it down!

Have you read this book yet?


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