Sunday, May 31, 2015
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
This book is being touted as the next Gone Girl. It definitely has the same close feeling of being in the character's head and the reader not knowing what is truly real since everything is told from a character's own perspective. I enjoyed the book but I did see the twist coming a bit out so it wasn't as shocking as it might be for some.
Rachel takes the same train into London everyday and daydreams about the lives of the people who she observes in the homes along the tracks. One of those homes is where she used to live and now her ex lives there with his new wife and baby. Rachel's life has reached rock bottom through drink and bad choices and she finds a new purpose when trying to unravel the mystery of what happened to the woman she watches from the train when that woman goes missing.