“Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…”
This book was recommended to me a lot. Friends, all kinds of people on Twitter, Amazon, Audible, Facebook adverts and then Goodreads. I had to get the book and read it, hadn’t I? And it’s pretty obvious why it’s been recommended everywhere.
Firstly it’s because it’s said to be (and really is) a novel which is great for people who loved Gone Girl and I did. I listened to the audio book and rated it five stars. No wonder Amazon/Audible is telling me I should buy this one. Secondly it’s the book which was on the bestseller shelves in nearly every book store and therefore many people talked about it and I didn’t hear anything bad. Therefore I bought it and couldn’t wait to read it.
And when I started I was excited and wanted to get through it as fast as I can. I loved the way of telling the story. I enjoy hearing different perspectives on stories, therefore Paula Hawkin’s way of telling this mystical drama through three women’s eyes was great to read. The only thing which made it a bit demanding was the time difference between the storylines.
This is the point where I’m just realising I should probably tell you a bit more about the story. But on the other hand, it’s quite nice to find out yourself and I always hate myself for spoiling a book for me when reading summaries. So, I’m just going to leave it to you to you if you need a summary. I’m saying just read the book, don’t loose the thrill of it by knowing to much about it before.
All I can say on this premise is that there is a crime/mystery to be solved and it’s fun and thrilling to figure out what really happend. Thanks to keeping track of my thoughts during reading with goodreads I can tell you that I had to read 80% of the book until I got the right idea of what really happened. That’s a sign of a good mystery isn’t it.
Soooo, that’s all. I loved it. Read it! 😉
And if you alread have, what do you think of it? Leave a comment.