The Girl on the Train- Book Review


Personal classification: 3/5 stars

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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 goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Review: I had so many high hopes for this book, and it was the book that put me in a reading slump.I started reading it a while back, and I’ve had a hard time picking it back up, I’ve battled myself to finished it, and maybe that influenced my rating of the book.

I remember debating myself whether or not I should buy this book, and when I saw the trailer to the movie, I knew I had to read it, in the beginning  I was excited and so into the story, but it didn’t take long for me to find myself putting it down frequently.

The plot is interesting, but I don’t understand the hype. This book missed something for me.


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