Monday, September 21, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Unraveling the Train of Events (Suspense)


The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a thrilling psychological ride about a depressed, unemployed, divorced, alcoholic woman who rides the train to London every day and starts wondering about the people’s lives in the houses she passes.  She focuses on one particular “perfect, golden” couple—a delicate, beautiful woman and her handsome husband.  She plays that mental game where she creates their lives in her head.  She imagines their daily routines, their relationship, their hobbies.  Then one day she’s suddenly involved in their lives in a way she never imagined. 
I really enjoyed this book and couldn’t wait to get back to it each morning and evening to find out what was going on. It was quick and easy and definitely held my attention.


This was a book club selection and the girls in my club really liked the book. Everyone thought it was a good suspense story where the author kept setting "traps" for us, and of course, we happily fell into them as she guided us along giving us little bits of information that led us in different directions. One member mentioned that the author seemed to have a good insight into the way people think, especially this aging, alcoholic woman.  Very good book!  Thumbs-up all around.


This book met a few of my 2015 Book Challenges:  Read a suspense/thriller; read a book set in a foreign country; and read a book set on an island.

Happy Reading,


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