Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Rachel is an alcoholic divorcee that takes the same commuter train to London to and from work each day.  She loves to watch one house in particular that is a neighbor of her own past home that she shared with her cheating husband.  She loves the couple who live in this house and has fondly called them Jason and Jess.  Rachel loves to imagine the perfect life of romance that they lead.  One day Rachel sees something shocking and feels that she needs to let them know about it.  When “Jess” goes missing on a night that Rachel has no memory of besides being in the neighborhood, Rachel tries to solve the mystery of her disappearance.

I was intrigued by the mystery and unreliable narrator of this novel.  Besides Rachel, her husband’s new wife Anna, and “Jess” are also narrators to try to put together the clues of what happened in this situation.  I didn’t really like any of the characters, but this isn’t a problem for me as long as the story is intriguing.  I enjoyed reading this one, but I guessed the ending about half way through so the ending wasn’t as shocking as it could have been.

Overall, The Girl on the Train is a good thriller, but with all of the hype, I was a little disappointed that I guessed what the ending would be.  It was still an entertaining book to read.

Book Source:  The Kewaunee Public Library – Thanks!


  1. Laura, thank you for sharing your honest thoughts about this book. I have read many reviews of this book, but I haven't decide if I'll read it or not yet.

  2. I can't wait to read your review if you do! It honestly would have been okay for me if I would have not read it, but at least I know what everyone is talking about.

  3. I must recommend reading the book The Girl on the Train: A Novel.
    I finished reading it today, and I think its a very interesting book to read.

    I ordered mine from Amazon and they delivered it in just 2 days.
    Here's the link for the book on Amazon: