THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN -- a psychological thriller that will change the way you look at other people's lives
The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins (2015, Riverhead Books; 336 pages)
This is suspenseful, edge of your seat, finish it in a weekend reading. I avoided this novel for a long time (too popular), but once I began, it was easy to get lost in the pages. Rachel is an unemployed alcoholic suffering from the inability to come to terms with her failed marriage. She becomes fascinated with a young couple she sees on her daily commute, and inserts herself into the murder investigation when the young wife is found dead. The fact that the young couple live just down the road from her ex-husband and his new wife, Anna, is no small influence on the story, but the lies and deceit that Rachel generates keep you guessing well into the story. The book is written in the voices of 3 women, Rachel, the dead woman, and Anna, out of sequence, which contributes to the success of this thriller.
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Recommended by: Ann