Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Book Review -- The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars  (3.5 stars)
Hangover rating: 3
Source: Library
Genre: Thriller/Fiction
Objectionable material:  F-bombs

Rachel is a drunk. A drunk that rides the train back and forth to her former employer, because she's been fired. For being a drunk.

What she sees on her daily, endless train ride leads to suspicion, a police investigation and murder.

It's a blend of Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep. And I would say I liked it more than those two books.

An intriguing mix of neighborhood secrets, infidelity, addiction, and abuse. The author did a great job of creating sympathy for a main character who was overall miserable.

I liked it -- I didn't love it. In retrospect -- it was a bit predictable -- but that being said, I still didn't know "who dun it" until 30 pages to the end.

I would recommend it.