Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Paula Hawkins
Overall Rating: 5/5
Great For: People that love Mystery and Crime novels
Themes: Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Murder
Review: I had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up and started reading it. I assumed that it had something to do with a killer, and maybe some creepy girl that stalked someone on the train every single day. I literally thought it was going to be a thriller book, with a possible zombie, creepy girl on the train.
It wasn’t. It was similar along those lines though..
It is basically about a girl that sits on the same train, at the same time every morning, in the same seat. She looks out of the window at the same house, every single day and sees it’s occupants. She decides to use her imagination to create a life for this couple, but boy, her imagination was completely wrong compared to the reality.
It turns out that this woman has gone missing, and that’s where the story mainly starts from.
It is a really great book, full of turns and twists throughout the book and it was just so capturing.
I had no idea who the killer was, right up until the end where they revealed it. No idea.
I have read that they are making this book into a film adaptation too, next year? (Or possibly now even this year?) and I think that this is such a great idea! Emma Blunt is going to be starring in this and I think that it all seems the perfect fit, so far.
I would highly recommend this book and I can see why there was loads of hype around it. I’m not sure if I would hype about it as much as others have, but it was still a really great book with similarities to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.
If you want a gripping, chilling but interesting read then definitely go for this!
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