Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Girl on the Train Review
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. Ever 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 started to feel like she knows them. "Jess and Jason," she calls them. Not unlike he 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.
God, I don't know why I read this book. Actually, I read it because I got it for Christmas and I hate having books on my bookshelf that I haven't read. I however didn't like this book. It was hard to get into, and the way the book was formatted confused me.
The main character Rachel was a bit of a pain in my ass. She was always complaining about this she couldn't change and had almost attactment issues. She was way too unstable to even be considered reliable and it made me nervous how easily she did some stupid stuff.
The format, just confused me with the dates and the change of point of views. It was impossible for me to know what is going on since I don't loo at headers when I am reading.
2 out of 5 stars