The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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One of my favorite ways to rest is by curling up with a good book. Like movies and music, all genres appeal to me, and I give all my books a shot. There are a few ways I find new books to read: Goodreads, my two book clubs, friends’ recommendations, and browsing the internet. My favorite author is Greg Iles, and the books I am most interested in reading are nonfiction books about the Holocaust. 

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The Girl on the Train.

Earlier in the year I read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I didn’t intend on reading this book, but the other members of my book club talked about how elusive it was. It’s also in the works to go to the big screen, so I gave it a shot.

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About the book

Taken from the Amazon website:

“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.

UNTIL TODAY
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?”

 

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About the Author

Taken from the Amazon website:

“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. The Girl on the Train is her first thriller.”

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My Review

An intriguing and captivating read, The Girl on the Train is a real page-turner. The main character, Rachel, left me feeling sorry for her, but upset with her at the same time. I thought I had the plot and ending figured out, but to my surprise, I had not. A little creepy as Rachel watched, then later, involved herself with the lives of the people she observes from the train. Truly mysterious, entertaining, and thrilling all at once.
 
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Conclusion

On Goodreads, I gave this book 4 out of five stars.

 

 

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Hi, I’m Brandi, the writer and creator of Being Fibro Mom and My Fibro Journal. Aside from my work on Being Fibro Mom, I run a group called Fibro Parenting on Facebook. I've been writing for the Fibromyalgia Magazine since 2016 and recently became the Secretary and Fibro & Families program director for International Support Fibromyalgia Network. Facebook-+-Twitter-+-Instagram

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