Girl on the Train

Title: The Girl on the Train        Author:  Paula Hawkins        Genre: Psychological thriller       Date published:  January 6, 2015

This book was highly recommended by everyone I talked to about the book. The way the author split the book into different viewpoints made reading it very interesting.   The style of writing distinguished each character as the book went along.  I never would have guessed the ending.

The book is about a divorced alcoholic woman named Rachel Watson. Everyday she rides the train to work, along the way she watches a “perfect couple”, Jess and Jason. One day Rachel sees Jess(real name Megan Hipwell) kissing another man, not her husband Scott Hipwell (Jason) . A few days later Megan Hipwell goes missing. Rachel gets caught up in a huge mess, because she was seen near Megan’s home the night she disappeared. Rachel does not remember this though because she drank and blacked out which happens frequently. Rachel was in the area because Megan and Scott happen to live near Rachel’s ex husband Tom Watson, who cheated on Rachel with his now wife Anna Watson, whom Rachel harasses because she doesn’t want to accept the divorce. Because of many instances of harassment, stalking and violence, the police believe Rachel is involved with Megan’s disappearance.

The book was well written and made an impact. The way you can’t trust what your reading makes the book mess with your mind. The plot was very well established, and the characters were well defined.

This book is often compared to Gone Girl

This book has a theme of don’t trust what you cannot see.

I loved this book, and i would completely recommend it. This book is psychologically challenging, and takes you down a road that is dark and unsure.