It was really late, the clock touched 8 PM by the time I got home that evening. It was pleasantly windy. I opened my bedroom windows and let my room get flooded with fresh air. It was such a good evening. I wanted to read something, I had been aching for the written words for days. I looked at the pile of big I had taken out of my big suitcase to read. I evaluated each title and it’s thickness. I wanted to read something quick so I can go to bed early, I have office tomorrow too. But I couldn’t help myself, I picked up the bulky looking book, The Girl On The Train by British author Paula Hawkins. I played with it for a few minutes thinking if this is really what I want to do today evening. In the end the book won and I went through the title page to the first page where there is two deaths. Couldn’t help but read the first chapter blindly. I had not been paying attention till chapter three. I thought maybe Rachel is a maniac, she has the problem of split personality. Oh god, why did I pick such a book tonight, my head is heavy and I want to put it away, go eat something.
So I did that. I left the book on my bed and went downstairs where my mum was making dinner. We ate together and my mind kept wondering whose deaths were described in the very first pages? I did check the chapter titles before I went for dinner so I realized I had been misled by my own unfocused self. So I returned to the novel after taking a walk after 10 PM. I really wanted to read the book. I started again.
It was almost past midnight and I could feel my body getting weary. I kept telling myself I am going to sleep soon. The book is just so interesting. At times I almost blurted out, “Oh, come on Rachel seriously you are doing this?” “Oh no, no. Rach don’t go there. Not a good idea.” Then I’d laugh to myself. It had been long since I stayed up so late to read a book.
Finally at 2.45 AM I went to sleep with the book by my pillow. I kept looking at my ceiling as I kept thinking about all the women in the story. Rachel, Megan & Anna. You would love this book if you enjoy thrillers/mystery. Why is The Girl On The Train so hyped? Because it is a really well written novel. It has a good story line which is easy to follow.
The Girl On The Train has all the elements a good mystery/thriller should have.
- It has a plot. A very good one.
- It has some real characters. I could feel myself somewhere in Rachel, not so f***d up alcoholic but still I could relate to her story.
- It puts all the right questions in the readers heads. “What happened to ****?” Sorry, wouldn’t like to spoil the plot. or “Why did this happen to ******??” and on and on.
- It makes you wonder about the haunting realities around you. I take it all of us reads newspapers and read stories of mysterious murders and abductions that never seem to clear up or are done by the most unexpected but everyday person.
- It’s going to be turned into a movie soon.
This is one movie that I am so going to watch. The trailer is worth checking out, click here to watch it. With Emily Blunt playing my favorite character I am sure going for it. I think she’s perfect for this role. It’s poster is as intriguing as ever. Loved it. The poster is in the title of this post. If you haven’t read this book yet, what are you waiting for? If you took the pains to read my review then go buy the book, you will enjoy it for sure.
Book Name: The Girl On The Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Characters: Rachel, Megan, Anna, Scott, Tom.
ISBN 10: 085752232
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