The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins- Review

Let me start by saying that I mostly picked it up because it was in goodreads list of best books of the year and I am a sucker of dark gritty tales and the writer was being compared with tana French and Gillian Flynn. But was it worth the hype? Let us find out.

the girl on the train

Plot Description: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. 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 offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

What I thought about the book

  • The Friday night I have spent reading it, I should have spent it playing video game.
  • A first time I have read a book where all major charecters are majorly idiots. The book should have been named- The Train-wrecked Girls
  • Most of the protagonists think that women have two duties, look pretty and be a good mother. I was really sad that more of them did not get murdered in the book.
  • If in a 316 pages long thriller , by 200 page you are sure who is the killer it is not a thriller.
  • It was an incredibly quick read because half the chapters are same.
  • The book is written from 3 perspectives, all of them are so similar, when two narrators was conversing, I had to check heading of the chapter just to make sure who is I and who is she.
  • If you are comparing this to Flynn of French, you must have compared Twilight with Harry Potter.
  • Except a Girl on the title it has got nothing common with Gone Girl.

My Goodreads Rating : 2/5



2 thoughts on “The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins- Review

  1. You know, I’ve seen this book on the new arrivals shelves in a few shops. I’ve picked it up a number of times but have left the store without it in my hand.

    I guess we have the same perspective on the book, and I haven’t even read it! Maybe we both have the same literary tastes.


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