It seems the whole world and her husband has read this book, and having been compared to Gone Girl, my expectations were high. Gripping from the outset, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins had me physically unable to put this book down all weekend.
Three female characters are the narrators of the book, and whilst all the characters are pretty messed up and no one is particularly likeable, at the end of the day they are all human with flawed characteristics. In particular the main character Rachel has some serious issues going on with a self-destructive streak and it’s easy to form a sort of pity for her.
Throughout the book fragments of information are leaked to the reader and whilst it feels a bit slow, it’s pelting ahead a hundred miles per hour – I guess a bit like a train 🙂
I can’t really say much more than this as I don’t want to spoil anything, for those still yet to read…that’s just the both of you then. This isn’t the best book ever written, but it is clever and perfect for staying curled up on a stormy night.