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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 5 stars

on February 12, 2015

The Girl on the Train by
Paula Hawkins
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train

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What can i say about this book it was exactly the kind of thriller that i love .

Why everyone talking about ?

Well that because it just brilliant it just grips you . A superbly written book A must read book

I like this book better than gone girl but i still loved that in my top ten last year . I was hooked by the whole plot it very clever the way it told a page turner for me

Rachel a lonely commuter that passes her train journey by imagining the idilic life of a couple that she see each day . She thinks about them on every journey she makes up names for them.

But one day she witnessed something that could be important.

Rachel seems to be a bit of a drinker she use to live in one of the flats that she looks into each day as the train goes by

Now her ex husband and his new wife live there with their new baby

That one day she observes something that will change her life forever but one of Rachel problems is that she can not remember things very clear because she had to much to drink sometime what in her head was just in her head not what was going on so you couldn’t be sure of what she said or could you?

What was the drinking doing to her ? I just wanted to help her i felt she was losing it did you ?

Did she see that girl kissing a man that was not her husband or did she not ?

That was just the start of this rollercoaster train journey the book takes you on . I will say do not read before bed as you can not put this book down the story just hooks you .I had to carry on till i done it just brilliant.

Megan the new wife of Rachel ex husband

Then we get Anna we get all there points of view to what going on

All the characters were realistic and you could understand them were they were coming from but sometimes i just want to sort Rachel out help not to drink so much

The story deals with obsession and depression very well it put across in a understanding way

All the characters seem to link together so well it just packed with twists and turns . It very fast paced and packed with tension i was hooked i really couldn’t but it down paul told me to stop reading as i been reading from 7 this morning and it was not 2 we should be going shopping i took my book in car to carry on reading as paul was driving .

The story just hooked me i seem to get into each character mind .We get to hear all about their life now and their past life we do get to hear a few secret that were hidden

My mind just when into overdrive when Megan disappeared

What happened to her?

Who kill her?

The plot just absorbed me i just want to find out what was going to happen next . The writing style it very easy to follow and very good it a very tense read

What a great exciting first novel it a real page turner it just keeps you guessing till the last few chapters just a superbly written book

I can not speck highly enough of this book it just a brilliant a read .

You all got to read i loved it so much


A must read book i can not wait for Paula next book

5 stars

Thank you net gallery for letting me read and review

About the Author
Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction.

Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller


One response to “The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins 5 stars

  1. Lucy Ends says:

    Excellent. I’m looking forward to this one. Still haven’t read Gone Girl, either. Tut tut, Lucy.

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