The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Since I have been reading crime books later, I decided to give one more best seller a chance. So I picked up The Girl on the Train and dove head first to another mystery.

Keep reading for my review of

The Girl on the Train

I think I m going to be avoiding best sellers for a while, after this encounter of mine.

I was not impressed by the book, especially given the reviews it had gotten from people around me. For me, Rachel was a very weak character, especially for being the heroine, who only faced her problems by accident and only for  a little while. Then there was Megan, with whom I couldn’t connect or feel sorry for. Last, there was Ann, who is a much victim as the other two women and who trusts her husband completely.

Three weak women around one man, Tom, who played them like a fiddler. But hey! The good girls win in the end. Sort of….

The reason of the three stars is the plot. IT did manage to surprise me on a few points and I appreciated that.

The Girl on the Train was disappointing and I think I will stay away from best sellers for a while longer.


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Crime Fiction, Contemporary Mystery, Murder, Suspense, Suspense Elements, Thriller
Published by: Riverhead
ISBN: 0735219753
Published on: 13 January, 2015
Source: Self-Purchased
Pages: 326
Audio Length: 10 Hours: 57 minutes
Rated: three-stars
Heat: 0 Flames

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.


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?

About Paula Hawkins

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. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been published in over forty languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and is now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.

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