It has been a while since I have blogged about a book, but this book is worth the wait. Are you a fan of Gone Girl and Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Rear Window? Well this book is right up your alley. Too good to put down and very sad when it ends. The Girl on the Train weaves the lives of three women: an alcoholic, a liar, and a cheat. We begin with Rachel, our main narrator, who takes the same train into London every day fantasizing about the occupants in the houses she sees along the way. She becomes so engrossed with one couple’s lives that she has named them Jess and Jason – the perfect couple. They seem so happy and contented in a life similar to what Rachel once had with her ex, Tom. Then he cheated on her with Anna, and now they live in Rachel’s house, which is just a few doors down from Jason and Jess - the perfect couple.
One morning Rachel sees something disturbing and our fantasy couple becomes real as the husband, Scott, deals with the disappearance of his wife Megan. And so our thriller begins.
What I loved about Paula Hawkins’ writing is the way she goes back and forth between women narrators so effortlessly and weaves a story that leaves you wanting more. This novel has so many twists and turns that the reader as well as the narrators may be confusing memory with imagination. Looking forward to more from Paula Hawkins.
Until next time, Happy Reading from Miss Debbie