Review: This. Book. Was. Awesome! If you liked Gone Girl, you will love this book. They are not the same story. But something about the way Girl on the Train is written reminds me of Gone Girl.
This book is written through three different points of view. Rachel, Megan, and Anna.
Initially, you just feel sorry for Rachel. Her life is a wreck. She’s a drunk who lost her happily married life, is living with an acquaintance, and loses her job. She has no friends and nothing to do but drink. Through her travels on the train, you begin to feel her pain and her longing for a normal life.
Megan is the girl who Rachel spies on from the train. She watches Megan and thinks Megan has a perfect life. Then, one day, Rachel sees Megan do something bad.
Anna is Rachel’s ex-husband’s new wife. Rachel thinks Anna took her life and made it hers. Anna is resentful about how Rachel is still very present in her husband’s life.
None of the characters are good people. But, you want to keep reading to find out what happens to who and who gets it in the end! Read this book!!
Summary: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Pages: 323 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
–Summary and image from goodreads.com