The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

By Paula Hawkins

  • Release Date: 2015-01-13
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 26,582 Ratings

Description

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt.
 
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives, from the author of Into the Water and A Slow Fire Burning.
 
“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair

The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times

 
“Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today
 
“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe

Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People 


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?

Reviews

  • Addictive

    5
    By Ozcrome
    Once you catch this train, there is no getting off. This is a great book.
  • Quick fun read

    5
    By Em1993eliza
    It was an easy read. I enjoyed the mystery of it all.
  • I just love it

    5
    By BelmonteV
    I read it in Spanish and English and both ways I got stuck trying to figure out how everything was going to end
  • amazing. so many twists and a killer ending.

    5
    By azizi freezi
    this book captivated me from the start and i was so attached to the story all the way through. being able to see the story through the eyes of each of the three women made the plot so complex and that much more satisfying when it was resolved. 10/10 writing! i loved it!!
  • Enticing

    4
    By paigey1864
    I read this book over the course of 10 days. At first, I read it in small sections, almost daily, skipping 1 or two days only. When I got to the halfway point, I read it at an exponentially quick pace - and I read the last 100 pages in the same night. This book offers three different perspectives, warping the timelines perfectly to leave the reader always wondering what’s gonna happen next. The three main characters, all women, are sometimes relatable, as none of them live perfect lives - they deal with internal and external battles of their own, their stories unfolding before our eyes... slowly colliding, accelerating the story so much more. This murder mystery book had an ending I was not prepared for, and I don’t think anyone else was, which is why the ratings and reviews are only good for this nice.
  • Thriller with a Big Twist

    5
    By hywnchika
    This book was hard to put down from the moment I started reading. The twists and turns don’t end, with the end being the biggest twist. It’s very well written with lots of imagery. Highly recommend for those that love a thriller, mystery, mixed with obsession and forbidden romances.
  • Addicting

    5
    By anabrickeen
    Hooked as soon as I started it!
  • Good book

    5
    By Singer019373
    Thriller
  • So suspenseful

    5
    By Dou526
    So good
  • Great book

    5
    By reed2al
    Had me guessing until the very end. Couldn’t put the book down. Love the way it’s written