#Bookreview for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins @PaulaHWrites #thriller #GirlOnTheTrain

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As someone who loves watching other people I was really looking forward to reading The Girl on the Train. I thought the premise was terrific. Who hasn’t sat on a commuter train/any repetitive journey to work and imagined the lives of others as you pass by the same places day after day?

There’s this bit at the beginning which resonated, ‘I can’t help it, I catch sight of these discarded scraps, a dirty T-shirt or a lonesome shoe, and all I can think of is the other shoe, and the feet that fitted into them.’

I enjoyed the gradual unfolding of the story, of discovering Rachel, and realising her unreliability with each bottle that she opened.

Of course it turns out that Rachel has history with some of those she watches and as this is revealed we also get to see the story from the points of view of the other women involved, Anna and Megan. When Megan goes missing Rachel becomes more and more obsessed with her disappearance and overly involved with the other characters.

I generally don’t attempt to solve mysteries when reading I just like following the process until we eventually get to the big reveal but I did find myself thinking with this one that the cast was pretty small and therefore the suspects were a little thin on the ground so I was not that surprised when what happened, happened. However, it was fine, I was thoroughly entertained on the journey getting there anyway.

Highly recommended to all those who enjoy making up the lives of others.

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About Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is a writer and the author of the romantic and suspenseful Grayson Trilogy books: A Single Step, Before the Dawn and Thicker than Water. A short story, The Joker, based on a favourite character from the series followed and is free to download from Amazon. Her fourth novel, Parallel Lies, a standalone, encompasses crime along with Georgia’s usual blending of genre. Following a long stint working in the law Georgia set up her own business providing administration services for other companies which she does to this day managing to entwine that work along with her writing. Georgia’s background in countryside living, riding, instructing and working with horses has provided the knowledge needed for some of her storylines; the others are a product of her passion for people watching and her overactive imagination! Her busy life is set in a tranquil part of rural Cambridgeshire in the UK where she lives with her much neglected husband and dog. Their son, currently at university, comes and goes and their daughter, having delighted them all for long enough, has eventually moved out, got married, and is discovering the joys of being all grown up and having a mortgage.
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2 Responses to #Bookreview for The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins @PaulaHWrites #thriller #GirlOnTheTrain

  1. Andrew says:

    Yes a good read, though you have to have your wits about you as the story unfolds from different perspectives and goes backwards and forward through time. Loved it, a fine story and a very satisfied feeling at the last page.

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