The Girl On The Train

Sunday, 6 December 2015

THE book to read this Christmas.....

The girl on the train review

The highly anticipated read of the year and I finally managed to get my hands on it....

A little bit about the book: Rachel Watson takes the same train every morning. On her commute, the train always stops at the lights just outside a group of houses where she spots the same couple in their house having breakfast. She starts to feel like she knows them and she has even made up a little background story for them, which she starts to believe. She calls them Jess and Jason, and it seems like they have a perfect life, unlike poor Rachel who is divorced, unemployed and has a drinking problem. The story sets into motion when 'Jess', whose real name turns out to be Megan, goes missing. Rachel thinks she has vital information regarding the case because a few days before she saw a different man with Megan. Rachel throws herself into the case and is determined to find out what happened. 

My thoughts: I loved that Paula Hawkins created a whole story around something we all do on our daily commute - people-watching and imagining what people's stories are. It was different and creative! She effectively linked the characters together piece by piece like a jigsaw and it made for an extraordinary, gripping story. She ended most of the chapters on a cliff-hanger so it was impossible to put down. If you like murder mysteries then you would definitely love this. It honestly deserves all the hype it has received. 10/10 from me! 

Have you read this book? What did you think of it?
And is there any other books I should put on my wishlist?

Happy Blogmas!

Cliona xx


  1. I've never heard about this book before but just from the little synopsis you wrote I was hooked!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  2. I've seen this in bookstores before! It looks amazing!

  3. Yes, I have read this book two times and I can't express how much I adore it. I am more into chick lit/romantic stuff but this book literally blew my socks off. I'm glad you read it too:)

    Chaste & Beautiful

  4. I still haven't read the book but it's on my tbr list!! I've heard nothing but good reviews! I'm currently reading Red Queen and I'd really recommend reading it if you haven't already. I'm also reading All The Light We Cannot See (on the train on my to uni and back home everyday) and it's so good.
    Anna x


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