Monday, March 23, 2015

Book Review: Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the TrainThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Set in present day, this narrative work takes a page from the much read "Gone Girl" in the flip-flopping of narratives from the book's three main characters. You are first introduced to Rachel, a divorced alcoholic living each day trying to forget her past. Anna, the new wife trying to make due stepping into the house and life of her husband's first wife. And Megan, the picture perfect wife with her picture perfect husband who goes missing. Slow to start and hard to identify with the main charecters for the first half of the book. (I almost gave up and googled the ending, but I stuck with it.) Once you pass the halfway point in the book it starts to pick up speed and you eventually find redeeming qualities in each of the main characters.

Twists and turns abound and you cannot help but to think everyone guilty at some point in the novel. This would be a great book to read while traveling, on vacation, or just when you need a distraction.

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