Book Review: GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Book Review: GIRL ON THE TRAIN

20. März 2019 0 Von Franziska-Sophie Horn

General Information

Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: psychological thriller novel
Published: 2015
Pages: 446 (German Version)

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“Girl on the train” is a first-person narrative book. It tells the point of view of three women, Rachel, Anna and Megan, who are somehow connected together.

The book starts with Rachel and her train journeys to London, where she works. On the way she always observes one house, Megan’s house. Rachel is divorced, nearly always drunk and, well, hasn’t got her life together anymore.
One day something happens, she sees it and that changed her life.
(I hope it’s a good description, I tried not to copy the bookcase but also not to spoil about what’s happening)

My experience

I really had a hard time starting that book. I’m at a point in my life where I can’t really deal with people who complain about everything but don’t try to change what they’re complaining about. I know that drinking is an addiction and it may not be easy for Rachel to fix her problems but she doesn’t seem to care and that’s what I can’t handle.
I really hate Rachel at the beginning.

But after about 80 pages the story finally starts and that was when I started liking the book. As hard as it was to read it in the beginning as hard it was now to stop reading 😀

I did really like the plot and even though I watch a lot of crime shows I couldn’t figure out who did „it“ until the very end.

(This is my first book review and it‘s quite hard not to spoil, haha)

The book really touched my heart, even to hug I hated Rachel, in the beginning, I felt totally with her when she tried to solve the crime and it was really exciting for me.

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Would I recommend this book?
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone who likes crime. It’s a little boring in the beginning but once you get over that plateau its awesome.

If you want to read it, you can buy it here on amazon:

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