Monday, March 9, 2015

The Girl on the Train

The kind of mystery that hooks you and won't let you go. The Girl on the Train has been compared to Gone Girl, but the only similarities lie in the mystery aspect, it's not as much of a shock or twist as Flynn's novel. That being said, it was still a damn good read. I listened to the audiobook which was fantastic! It was narrated by three lovely English girls and definitely helped me picture the book a little better. There are three different narrators, none of which are likable. I literally hated them all, especially the main one, Rachel. Rachel is a raging alcoholic and the least reliable narrator ever. Every scenario or decision she is in, is quite literally cringe worthy. Rachel rides the train every day. She especially loves staring at the people she passes, her favorite is a couple by her old house. She gives them imaginary names and backgrounds and tries to live vicariously through the happy life she "imagines" they have. One day though her little bubble is shattered when she sees the wife... with another man! That weekend the woman is reported missing and when Rachel sees that in the paper all hell breaks loose. One bad decision after another gets her more and more involved in the case. What if the couple's "happiness" was just a figment of Rachel's imagination? What if everything is?!?!?

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