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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Posted: by Emma on July 31, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

“There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home.”

So thinks Rachel, a troubled divorced alcoholic who takes the train to London every day. Recently unemployed, she is commuting in to the city to avoid telling her landlord that she lost her job. Rachel loves the train rides, and always keeps an eye out for one particular house along the tracks. She has constructed a story of the couple who reside there, Jason and Jess, and likes to think of them as the perfect couple with the perfect life that she herself once aspired to. But when Jess goes missing, Rachel suddenly finds herself involved in a criminal investigation.

This debut novel, a fast-paced thriller in the same vein as Gone Girl, is a great summer beach read because it keeps you guessing. A real page-turner, featuring three deeply flawed and unreliable narrators, this book touches on alcoholism, marriage, infidelity, infertility, motherhood, and of course, murder.

It seems like everyone has a secret, and the reader is kept in the dark and must determine which narrator can be trusted. 

The author has created a clever story with the intrigue of an excellent psychological mystery. Interesting to note that “The Girl on the Train” is the fastest-selling adult novel in history having sold more than two million copies in the U.S. alone since it was published in early 2015. The book has already been optioned for a movie.

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