The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins

A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

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?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.


I thought The Girl on the Train was beautifully written! The way the author combined three perspectives together was a brilliant idea! It gives the reader in sight to what is really going on, before the characters know about it, which makes it even more engaging. Although I must warn you, the book was hard to follow at first, but once you get towards the end you can’t put it down!

I would recommend this book to anyone who feels powerless. Once you finish reading this book you will certainly feel empowered. You will feel that you can change the world around you. If I had to be gender specific, I would recommend this to women, especially women that have been lied to in past(or present) relationships.

This book might even be good for anyone struggling with any addictions they might have. I think this book can help people steer away from that and put their energy into something greater. Just remember there is no “quick fix” to addictions, it takes time, The Girl on the Train will show that to anyone willing to read it.

I am looking forward to watching the movie for it, it will be release October 7, 2016. Based on the trailer, I think the actors and actresses fit the characters pretty well. Although I still recommend reading it before watching the movie.

So tell me, what’s you think of it? Feel free to leave a comment below!

Published by Athena Bocock

I am vegan and I like books and writing stories. Recently I've been enjoying romance and animal stories the most.

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