The Girl on the Train

  

One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl…Three for a girl. I’m stuck on three.  I just can’t get further.  My head is thick with sounds, my mouth thick with blood.

Rating: 4 out of 5

THERE SHE SITS, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.  WHAT SHE SEES, GAZING OUT THE WINDOW, WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING.

Synopsis:

EVERY DAY THE SAME 

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night.  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 looks forward to it.  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.

UNTIL TODAY 

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 goes to the police.  But is she really as unreliable as they say? soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

It’s actually been while since I’ve read this book.  I read it back in Oct 2015, and couldn’t put it down!  Now that it’s been re-released, I thought was worth mentioning.

Yes, Rachel could be annoyingly frustrating at times, but not so much where you wanted to stop reading.  It was like watching a movie where you find yourself screaming at the screen saying “What are you doing?!” 

The story was written in a such a way that it made you want to keep going to see how the story unravels, which I love.  The ending was not what I predicted.  Another plus in my books.  Now that it’s been turned into motion picture, I’m looking forward to seeing how the movie pans out.  I hate it when the movie adaption is different than the book! Yes, there are some instances where the movie or tv series is better than the original story.  But it’s the worst when they take a well-written story and turn it into a lesser version.  Let’s hope they stick to the same story with this one.

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