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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Author Paula Hawkins

  • Published: 2015-01-06
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Stars
4.5
From 1,900 Customers Review
Price: $9.99

Description

Three women, three men, connected through marriage or infidelity. Each is to blame for something. But only one is a killer in this nail-biting, stealthy psychological thriller about human frailty and obsession.
     Just what goes on in the houses you pass by every day?
     Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and evening, rattling over the same junctions, flashing past the same townhouses.The train stops at the same signal every day, and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess, as she calls them, seem so happy. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden. Soon after, Rachel sees the woman she calls Jess on the news. Jess has disappeared.
     Through the ensuing police investigation, Rachel is drawn deeper into the lives of the couple she learns are really Megan and Scott Hipwell. As she befriends Scott, Rachel pieces together what really happened the day Megan disappeared. But when Megan's body is found, Rachel finds the chief suspect in the case. Plunged into a world of betrayals, secrets and deceptions, Rachel must confront the facts about her own past and her own failed marriage.
     A sinister and twisting story that will keep you guessing at every turn, The Girl on the Train is a high-speed chase for the truth.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Ok read

    3
    From Supastarr25
    More hype then actually worth
  • Great Book!

    5
    From kentdion
    This book is intoxicating. It's slow at first but as the chapters get shorter, the closer you are to the plot climax! Brilliantly written, with an unexpected plot twist! I never saw it coming. So good!
  • Great book!

    4
    From Coloring lover
    A little hard to follow in the beginning as the timelines bounce around between characters. So, I found myself going back trying I make sense of where each piece was. But half way through the book I had a hard time putting it down.
  • Gritty realism meets progressive thriller.

    5
    From Koyzumie
    For better or for worse this book is never in a rush. I appreciated the world building and the varied forms of narration, on occasion it got excessive but the strong characters and layered plot kept things together. 10/10 would read again
  • A good whodunnit

    3
    From JoaquindaPark
    It's plot 35 where some drunk witnesses a crime she can't remember a, but slowly pieces it together. Still, an honest read.
  • Fantastic Read

    4
    From Shakk10
    I love how it is written through various points of view. The beginning is a slow start, but once you get going you won't be able to put it down. The slow start is the only reason I didn't give five stars
  • Interesting read

    4
    From Steele316
    I wasn't sure at first if I would really get into this book but I'm glad I gave it a chance. It has some interesting twists and turns that keep you guessing, and when you think you have the right answer you have to guess some more.
  • Girl on a train

    1
    From Susa Marie
    I read every day. Interesting premise of book. Not well written. It was a struggle to get through.
  • The girl on the train

    5
    From Thrillerya
    Loved it couldn't put it down, very exciting wish there was more!
  • Perfectly thrilling

    5
    From barcmeister
    It's been a long time since I have been swept into story where I can't stop reading even though I am terrified to turn the next page. With the story being told from a first person perspective in triplicate, you feel like you are right there and in some sort of danger. The characters personalities are such that you can empathize with them in some fashion or another and adds so much more to the story than if only told by a single perspective. What a great ride and really keeps you guessing until the surprise ending! It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck more than a few times and I was sorry to reach the end.