What I Thought of The Girl On the Train

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I finished The Girl On the Train last week and as soon as I finished I started typing up this blog post because I couldn't wait to write all my thoughts down. I like and enjoy a lot of books but I can't say every single one I read is added to my favourite's list. But, this book has jumped many, many places on my favourite's list. I must admit it took me a while to get into the book, because I never found time to read it solidly. But once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. I read it on the way to work, on the train and also before bed. As the story started to unravel and more and more clues were revealed, I just had to know who dun' it. The whole way through until the last couple of chapters I had no idea it was going to take that turn and it was a plot twist for me!  A lot of people may have guessed which way the story would go from the early stages but I had no idea and I think that allowed me to enjoy the story more, as I literally had no idea. Now, I don't want to give the story away to those who may not have read it (if you haven't, you really need too) which makes it really hard to talk about how much I love this book without giving away spoilers. But the basis of the story is Rachel, who is one of the main characters takes the same train every day to work, only she lost her job a couple of months ago and can't face telling everyone. On this journey everyday the train stops at the exact same signal each time and this is where she meets 'Jess and Jason' as she calls them. From the train their life seems like the perfect life, until Rachel witnesses something that shatters that illusion and brings herself closer to the couple more than she ever expected. She isn't just The Girl On the Train anymore.

Before I read the blurb, what drew me to this book was that it stated that if you enjoyed Gone Girl you'll love The Girl On the Train. Although I enjoyed both Gone Girl and The Girl On the Train, the storylines are completely different. Apart from the thrill and suspense throughout both books, I feel Gone Girl you could guess the storyline and the way it was going to end early on, whereas I felt that is completely different with The Girl On the Train.

The Girl On the Train is definitely a book I could read again and no doubt enjoy even more the second time round. I warmed up to Rachel and throughout the book I just wanted to give her a hug. And although it focused on her bad points such as her being a alcoholic, I had a feeling she wasn't completely mad and what she was saying that happened had actually happened and they weren't just a figment of her imagination. 

Have you read The Girl On the Train? What did you think?
2 comments on "What I Thought of The Girl On the Train"
  1. I honestly loved this book, constant suspense, and once you really get into it, its hard to put down. Its so great how an author can make you despise characters also.

    1. It's one of my favourite books, once I got into it I couldn't put it down either!