Cliché – I know! Everyone has read this book and everyone loved it. And guess what? I loved it too!
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins; the 2015 best seller that took te UK by storm and is now a ‘major motion picture’ (set in America, which I’m not impressed by. Is the orginal setting of a commuter train between London and it’s suburbs too grey for the film industry by any chance?!).
I didn’t just read this book, I consumed it. 3 days later and I was finished! To be honest that would only be my only criticism of it – it’s too addictive! Be prepared to give up your life in order to finish it as soon as possible!
Essentially a diary style thriller, the main character being Rachel, a divorced alcoholic trying to put her life back together who becomes wrapped up in a missing persons story which at times you are not sure if it’s real or all in her head. She is a likeable character and an unlikely heroin but I did find myself really rooting for her by the end. HUGE twist at the end but I won’t spoil it.
It’s a fantastic read. I think the diary style narrative makes it feel light and kind of ‘easy’ to read but at the same time the story is gripping and totally pulls you in from the start.
Can’t wait for the movie!