Thursday, January 29, 2015

"The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is about a young lady named Rachel.  She takes a train to work every day, the same way back and forth.  She sees a couple most days and watches them.  Then one day she sees something from the train that changes her whole outlook on them.

WOW!  This book is so good!  I got into all the characters really fast.  It is great writing and the twists in the story are very good with a fantastic ending!  I LOVED IT!  Once I got into this, it was hard to put down.  It will be hard to find a better book than this one.
(Gerard's review, 5++ stars)

Have you read this one? What did you think of it? If you reviewed this too, feel free to share your link to your review in the comments. Happy Reading!

3 comments:

  1. Yes, I read this. Riverhead, the publisher, is doing a great marketing job for this book, right down to its very clever cover. But, after all this hype, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN disappoints. While it kept my attention, it wasn't as unputdownable as claimed until the last couple of chapters.

    Rachel is a raging alcoholic who has opinions about people that are often based on nothing and are always wrong. The entire book is about her alcoholic blackouts and figuring out what really happened.

    Some things about this book are aggravating. For instance, during tense moments, characters, especially Rachel, bite their lips, often so hard they draw blood. I could just imagine all the people walking around with bloody mouths they had chewed.

    The biggest aggravation is difficult to describe without saying too much and spoiling the story. It has to do with how everything is explained in the end. I call this a cheap end because it is an easy out for the writer. It's too convenient.

    Yet, even considering these and other faults, the book still rates high simply because it kept my attention more than many other books.

    I won this as an ARC from the publisher and librarything.com.

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  2. I just finished this one and really enjoyed it. It's depressing as all get-out, but still riveting. Even if the ending is a little too "explained," this is a great, twisty psychological thriller.

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  3. I am looking forward to reading this one too!!

    Julie

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Thanks for commenting and happy reading!

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