Title : The Girl on the Train
Author : Paula Hawkins
Page count : 352
Publisher : Riverhead Books
This book’s been sitting on my TBR pile since June, and it was only a few days ago that I decided to just take it up and start reading. I was a bit wary first, taking into account the hate this book has received, but I thought – if I have bought this, then I definitely should read it.
So began the journey. Of Rachel, Anna and Megan. Three dominant characters – each with their own complexities and each with their own flaws. Rachel, a drunkard and a divorcee, who still pines after her ex-husband, boards the train every morning to London. On the way, she sees Megan and her husband, leading their seemingly perfect lives, until one day – Megan disappears. What happened to her? Read The Girl on the Train to find out.
I think diving into the book without any expectations and without any biases was the best thing I could do. Had I read this book thinking it to be the “next Gone Girl”, I would have undoubtedly disliked it. But going in without prior judgement and hopes – that’s the only way you’ll like the book. Like the book you will, because the book is good.
The writing is fluent, and excellent. I think the writing just worked perfectly for me. The story was intriguing, though a bit too slow-paced for my taste. There’s no way I could’ve predicted the end, and that was what kept me hooked right from the beginning. Character development was on point – just what was needed. All in all, this book was a very good read. I’m so glad I picked it up!
My Rating : 3.5/5