Book Review | The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

from Goodreads
Published: January 15th, 2015
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Source: Purchased
SummaryA 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 [x].

Review: I feel like Girl on the Train was way too over-hyped. I saw it everywhere and saw that a lot of people were reading it. So when I saw it on sale for the kobo I purchased it. It was essentially the premise of Gone Girl, but not as good. 
Nonetheless, it was still a good story. There was plot twist and “effed up” scenarios. I remember reading this book fairly quickly so I believe I was drawn in from the beginning. If a book can capture my attention and cause me to sit down for hours to read it, it must intriguing. 
Would I read it again? Probably not. Was it a good debut novel? Sure. Would I recommend it? I would probably recommend Gone Girl over this one.
Note: Being an adult fiction novel there is some heavy subject matter. 
Rating: 3/5 stars!

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