Rating: 5 ⭐
I recommend this book to everyone ages 15+ (sexual content included)
Short Blurb: EVERY DAY THE SAME.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Characters: The characters were astounding, they weren’t flat whatsoever. Paula Hawkins portrayed their personalities with as much life as possible. She made them feel very human, you could connect with them and relate to their emotions/ most inner thoughts. They were flowing with gracious detail, which made visualizing them easy.
Overall Opinion: I absolutely LOVED this book with a passion. So many secrets, so many lies. A little scandalous. (shhh) You never really know what is going to happen, and once you finish it, you won’t even see what hit you
like a train. *Ignore my terrible puns*
The plot was ri–dic–u–lous. Paula, you my dear, you. are. incredible. SO MANY plot twists. I was impressed, mindblown, and
running around like a crazy person acting as norm as possible about it. You never know what to expect to happen in between each paragraph. There were surprises and shocking discoveries around every page turn.
Without a doubt, Girl on The Train is one of my favorite Thriller’s I have ever laid my eyes on. I had to wait a long, long time to get this novel in my hands but when I did, it was well worth the wait. I am so glad I read this, and everyone should at least once!
“I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.”
The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.”
“let’s be honest: women are still only really valued for two things—their looks and their role as mothers.”
“Life is not a paragraph, and death is no parenthesis.”
(This is a reference to an E.E. Cummings poem within the author’s work)
Thank you for reading my review!!
Short Girl Out, Signed;