Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


Synopsis :

EVERY DAY THE SAME
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.

UNTIL TODAY
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?


The Girl On The Train is a psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins who has a few chic lite titles under her belt (under a pseudo name).  According to an interview that I read, this book was basically her last attempt as a writer and if  it flops, she will not pursue her writing career any longer.  Lucky for her, and for us readers too, the book was a major success.

I received this book in lieu of payment for a transaction towards the end of last year.  I heard quite a lot about this title and I have seen the title in the bookstores as well but I wasn't really willing to pay retail for it (as I wasn't sure if I would like it) so when an opportunity arises for me to get hold of a copy, I just go for it.

I love it.  It's very entertaining and exciting and thrilling and reading it while on holiday is the best as I don't have other commitments other than to just relax and chill :)  So, when the family's enjoying their own interest during the holidays, I spend quality time with The Girl On The Train :) and it left me feeling happy and relax to have such a good read while away as it's always my phobia that I end up with an unreadable book while on hols and having no other book on hand as back up.

For now I have decided that it's a keeper for I might want to read it again in the future.  

There's a movie adaptation as well.  I might catch that too if I have a chance.

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