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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on theTrain by Paula Hawkins

This is the book that I’ve hearing buzz about since the spring for all those fans of psychological thrillers like Gone Girl.  Yep, that’s exactly who would love this book. 

Rachel Watson takes the train to work every day and watches the houses go by through the window.  The train typically stops at the same spot every day and Rachel arranges her seating so she can look at this one house and see the couple who live there.  One day, she sees something unusual out the window.  The next day she discovers that the woman has gone missing.  Rachel desperately wants to help but events from her life make her hesitant to speak out.

If you are a fan of unreliable narrators then this is the book for you.  You can’t believe anything anyone tells you (and there are three narrators) because they all have their own perceptions of reality.  You do learn early on that Rachel has a problem with alcohol (a huge problem actually) but that is just the start.  She is a complex character that I found myself disliking intensely then warming up to as the book went on and I learned more about her past and present.

Place your holds now since this book isn’t being released until January 13th.
By | 2017-05-03T20:31:21+00:00 December 18th, 2014|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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