Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Your Next Favorite Book: The Girl on the Train

Happy Tuesday friends!

Sorry for my absence yesterday.  My weekend involved lots of driving with no internet access and then yesterday was spent at an outpatient surgery center while my mom had a minor surgery done.  So I didn't have an opportunity to sit down and write out a post. 

So today I'm sharing another book review. I've been powering through books lately and I'm excited to share them with all of you!




Goodreads Synopsis: 

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


My thoughts:

This book has been around for quite a while.  Before I read it I had seen it on other blogs and my friends To-Read or Read list on Goodreads.  I read they synopsis when I was in Barnes and Noble a few months ago and knew it was something I wanted to read. But I waited until the first week of summer to actually read it.  And I finished it up via Audiobook on my drive home two weeks ago.  

I had high expectations for the book and I'm pleased to say all the expectations were met.  For me at least.    I thought it was a great read.  I loved the way it transitioned between different perspectives to tell the story of "The Girl on the Train." When I switched over to audiobook they had a different girl reading each perspective and it helped me follow along with the storyline much easier then if I were reading it myself.   I will say that I predicted who the "bad guy" was about half way through the book.  So it wasn't much of a surprise when the person was reveled.  But the book held my attention  while I was both reading and listening.  A few times I got a tad annoyed with some of the characters themselves.  They could be incredibly selfish and self involved.  But I also think this is what held my attention and made the book enjoyable.  The characters weren't all lovable.  Which I found refreshing.  

SO...if you're looking for a book that will be entertaining, keep you guessing (unless you figure it out like me), and introduce you to some likable AND unlikeable characters this is the book for you!  It's a great summer read!  

Oh it will also make you want to ride a train.

Happy Reading!

2 comments:

Amanda B. said...

Great review :) I also heard all the hype surrounding the book and was thrilled when I read it I loved it as much as I thought I would. I listed to it via audible and polished it off in about 3 days. I was obsessed :) Just like the girl on the train haha

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Courtney {Alkeks Abroad} said...

I listened to the audiobook on a road trip too, and we didn't want to get out of the car we were so into it! I'm starting The Silent Wife today that is supposed to be similar, we will see...