The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsAlternate cover edition of ISBN 9781594633669
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. Shes even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. Its only a minute until the train moves on, but its enough. Now everythings changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives shes only watched from afar. Now theyll see; shes much more than just the girl on the train...
Review - The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
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This book is a story about Rachel whose life has been full of misfortunes. She commutes to London by the same train every day. Their world looks perfect to her and she feels like knowing them. One day she notices something for a moment from the window and everything has now changed. She now has a chance to be a part of their lives where she is much more than just the girl on the train. This is a spoiler free review. Last year, I was watching some youtube videos looking for some book recommendations.
The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins that gives narratives from three different women about relationship troubles and binge drinking. Many reviews referred to the book as "the next Gone Girl ", referring to a popular psychological mystery with similar themes that used unreliable narrators. By early March, less than two months after its release, the novel had sold over one million copies,  and an additional half million by April. It won the Audie Award for "Audiobook of the Year". The film rights were acquired before the book was even published, in , by DreamWorks Pictures for Marc Platt Productions. The story is a first-person narrative told from the point of view of three women: Rachel, Anna, and Megan. Rachel Watson is a year-old alcoholic, reeling from the end of her marriage to Tom, who left her for another woman, Anna Watson.
The narrative is skilfully split between three women whose lives interlink tragically: Rachel, Megan and Anna. The fun starts here. Unable to look at number 23, her old home, where ex-husband Tom now lives with new wife Anna, she focuses instead on number She has become obsessed with the beautiful young couple living there, whom she names Jess and Jason. Rachel looks out for the pair every day, daydreaming about their perfect lives. But Rachel is prone to blackouts, irrationality and drunk dialling, and the police dismiss her as a rubbernecker. She has also been persecuting Tom and Anna, bombarding them with offensive messages.
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens.
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