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Book review || #2 || Paula Hawkins – The girl on the train!

Hii, I have finally read ‘girl on the train’… After all the hype surrounding this book, and that its ‘the next gone girl’ I had to read it!

The back of the book:                     

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. 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 offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

My thoughts:  

The first thing that popped into my head after reading this was…. Don’t believe all the hype! It wasn’t as good as I expected it to be and i’d been waiting soo long to get my hands on it!

It was in three women’s perspectives (this always gets a good vote from me) Rachel, Megan & Anna. 

Rachel is the ‘main’ character (she’s the girl on the train), she was married and couldn’t conceive a child, so she got depressed and started drinking. Her husband had an affair and got another woman pregnant, Rachel moved out and they still live in her old house. She’s lost her job due to being an alcoholic but she still catches the same train to & from ‘work’ everyday, and the train just so happens to pass her old house.

Megan (Jess in Rachel’s mind) lives a few doors down from Rachel’s old house. She lives with her husband Scott (Jason), her brother died in an accident when she was younger and she fantasises about running away (she’s also sleeping with her therapist).

Anna is Rachel’s ex husbands new wife, she just wants to live her life with her husband and baby, she doesn’t want to live in the house by the railway line, and Rachel harasses & kinda scares her.

I will admit, near the end (about 3/4 of the way through) it did start to grab my interest & I didn’t put it down until I finished reading it, but it’s not one of those books that I will rave about for a good while… And that kind of dissapoints me 😦

Thanks for reading, let me know your thoughts on ‘girl on the train’ as I always love hearing from you lovely people 😊

Kirsty x

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