A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
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?
Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
“Life is not a paragraph, and death is no parenthesis.”
I picked up my copy of this book to take part in Chapters/Indigos Worlds Biggest Book Club. Every month, they pick a book and then at the end of the month, everyone comes together on Twitter to discuss it. ( Sometimes with the author. ) I knew when I grabbed this book, that it was not the type of genre I usually go for. Normally I stray away from these books, but I thought what the heck, and I dove in feet first. Thank the stars I did, because this book is officially on my top 10 for this year.
It absolutely blew me away. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, something else happens and shocked me some more. The characters had so much personality, and they were written SO well – 100% believable. And that’s part of what makes this book so freaking amazing. They keep you captivated and wanting to know more about them, not just the story.
I don’t want to give too much away about the story but I can tell you one thing – If you’ve been looking for a book to get you out of your comfort spot when it comes to reading, this is 100% the book you’re looking for.
The other night when we were discussing the book, I got the chance to ask Paula some questions on Twitter! She was amazing with responding, and was absolutely awesome. I am going to make a gallery below of what I asked and her responses. Also, I will link below where you can find her at!
There is a reason so many people are talking about it – It’s perfection. I love it so much. One of the best books of 2015, hands down.