Monday, January 19, 2015

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Review

Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Thriller
Series: N/A
Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book was given to me by the publisher, Riverhead Hardcover, through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Do you like thrillers? Especially Gone Girl? If you've answered yes to either of these questions, this book is for you! This book was incredibly creepy--claustrophobic, even. The pacing was spot on--I couldn't put it down. I devoured this book in a day and a half. Rachel, the ex-wife, the drunk, the woman whose life fell apart, is trying so hard not to let her drinking get the best of her.. And often, she loses to that vice. Then there's Anna, the ex-mistress, the new wife to Rachel's ex, Tom. She doesn't really care about anyone about herself, Tom, and her daughter, Evie. And lastly, there's Megan, the discontent neighbor, restless and secretive.. I love the way the story wove together, the way every little detail mattered, and I was breathless through most of this novel. The bottom line: A top-notch debut from a promising author, I loved The Girl on the Train--easily one of my favorite books I've read this year! Next on deck: The Orphan of Torundi by J.L. McCreedy!

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