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Monday, November 30, 2015

Book Club Book Review: The Girl On The Train By Paula Hawkins

My Book Club's book choice for the month of October was The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins.

This is a thriller told in diary format by three female narrators - the main character is Rachel a recently divorced, sad and lonely, alcoholic who can't move on from her past.

The story follows Rachel on the train each day and the lives she imagines the people who live along the train tracks live. These people include her ex-husband, his neighbors and his current partner.

One of the narrators is murdered and somehow Rachel ends up in the midst of it as the story progresses with you trying to work out "who dunnit".

I can see why this book caused so much hype and interest it really is a brilliant read, it's fast paced, realistic, and I couldn't put it down.

I didn't particularly like any of the characters, although they were written well, they weren't likable. I felt really sad and sorry for Rachel, and her story was raw and confronting at times. But that's also what I loved about this book just how shocking and real it was.

I recommend this book to thriller lovers and to anyone who thinks others have a perfect life - this will show you that nothing is every quite as it seems!

I give this book 4 stars out of  5

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch paint dry than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd give up a bottle of the worlds best champagne for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. I read this several months ago and really enjoyed it. Yeah, the characters were a little hard to like in the book, but it made it an interesting read!


    1. It is such a great read, I'm getting right into thrillers lately! I'm glad I'm not the only one who didn't like the characters much :)

  2. See you over at Books You Loved, Michelle! Cheers from Carole's Chatter

    1. I will link this book review up! Thanks Carole :)

  3. I loved this book also - I'm addicted to romantic thrillers (is that even a genre haha). If your book club ever has any openings let me know, I've been looking to join one for awhile now!

    1. Yes absolutely every thriller needs a bit of sexy romance! We don't at the moment but I will keep you mind Gabrielle it's always good to meet fellow book lovers :)


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