The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

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. She's 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. Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a ...

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Title:The Girl on the Train
Author:Paula Hawkins
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Girl on the Train
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:323 pages pages

The Girl on the Train Reviews

  • karen
    Sep 26, 2014
    I once read a book by a former alcoholic where she described giving oral sex to two different men, men she'd just met in a restaurant on a busy London high street. I read it and I thought, I'm not that bad. This is where the bar is set. oh, yeah - this one is going to be a must-read...
  • Kemper
    Jan 13, 2015
    ?Esssscuse me. Is this seat taken? Thanks. I like to sits bys the wimdow. Would you likes a little bit of wine? You know what they say, a little vino would be keen-o. No? Mores for me then. Oh, check it out. *BURP* WhatwasIsaying? Oh, sees that house over there going by? That used to...
  • Elyse Walters
    Oct 16, 2014
    Am I 'with' it now? I've read the *IT* book! When my own favorite Bay Area Sunday Newspaper prints "The Girl on The Train" as the number 1 Best Seller... I said to myself...."GEEEEEEEEEEEEE, NOT YOU TOO?" So--I started reading! It was time already! Having read 'no' reviews --I...
  • Alejandro
    Jan 12, 2015
    All aboard!!! TRUST NO ONE I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head. What? ?Trust No One?? Why is that sign on the railroad of this review? Is this a ?The X-Files? story? Oh, no, but certainly the motto of that iconic TV series is a good ...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Mar 10, 2015
    I read this book due to the fact that everyone else read it. Yes, mom I would jump off the cliff right behind everyone else. These are some fucked up characters. I think the new trend in books where every one of the characters is an asshole may be the way to go if you are writi...
  • Steffi ~mereadingbooks~
    Jan 19, 2015
    this review and more on my blog -> mereadingbooks Caution. There might be some ranting ahead. This has frequently been called the next Gone Girl. And yes, that is to some extend why I wanted to read this. I wanted something suspenseful; an unreliable narrator; and lots of ?w...
  • Will Byrnes
    Jun 02, 2015
    I read this one out of curiosity. Aware that it had been a huge market success, I wondered if it merited the sales. According to Riverhead, The Girl on the Train is, or was, the fastest-selling adult hardcover fiction debut ever. And that is a shame. With so many great books being publ...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 17, 2015
    This is the perfect weekend read. I settled into the story and spent most of Sunday (a dark and stormy afternoon) reading away. Murder. Public Drunkenness. Infidelity. Unreliable Narrators. Treat Yo Self. ...
  • Holly
    Jan 13, 2015
    What a huge disappointment. The concept sounded amazing, and it got off to a promising...if slow...start. But it quickly turned into this messy, melodramatic story that was neither surprising, or original. Much like in Gone Girl, there was not a single likable character in the entire...
  • Wendy Darling
    Jan 06, 2015
    4.5 stars Everyone in this book is absolutely terrible, and as a result, this book is a masterpiece in character study and development. It's also a well-written, precisely plotted psychological thriller, and deftly sketches one unreliable narrator after another. I guessed the culprit n...
  • Lisa
    Dec 23, 2014
    I am so disappointed in this one. It started out promising enough, but the writing and the drama got old fast. There was really only one person who could have done it, and because of that I kept thinking it must be someone else. But it wasn't someone else. It was THAT PERSON. By the ti...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    May 21, 2015
    ?Yesterday---sensible, clearheaded, right-thinking---I decided I must accept that my part in this story was over. But my better angels lost again, defeated by drink, by the person I am when I drink. Drunk Rachel sees no consequences, she is either excessively expansive and optimistic...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    Dec 13, 2014
    *3.5* I feel like the main reason I didn't love this book was because of my expectations being way too high. I had heard that it was "the next Gone Girl", and I can completely understand where that comparison comes from. Later in the book, a couple of the characters actually reminde...
  • Alexandra
    Jan 12, 2015
    Depressing from start to finish. Most every single character was a hot mess. I have literally no idea why there are so many 5 star ratings. It kind of scares me. If this kind of garbage is what the masses find appealing...I mean.. I didn't care at all about the "mystery." It didn't ...
  • Emily May
    Sep 28, 2014
    "Something bad happened." Are you ready for a faster-paced, creepier Gone Girl? Woah. This is one unsettling little thriller and the best bit about it is that no one can be trusted, including the three female narrators who share the storytelling of this book. I literally read thi...
  • Michelle
    Jan 01, 2015
    I just sent a 3 page, 3,000 word email about why I didn't like this book to a friend, and I still feel the urge to express myself. I suppose that tells you just how much I disliked it. This thing is a hot mess, the writing is clumsy, there are things that don't make any sense, the c...
  • Delee
    Oct 01, 2014
    4.5 Here we are 3 years after the release of Gone Girl- and every twisty turny page turning novel is STILL being compared. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN is no exception...but that was not what caught my attention. What persuaded me??? Train...Witness to murder...Hitchcock...Rear Window. Tho...
  • Debbie
    Mar 02, 2015
    Seems like this train took everyone to Gushland, but I got waylaid in Mediocre-ville. Comparing this book to Hitchcock is just laughable. Okay, okay, it does start out with intrigue, as the girl, Rachel, sits on the train day after day, and obsessively peeks at a house where she can se...
  • Debbie "DJ"
    Oct 03, 2014
    Looking for a great thriller? Look no further, the train has arrived. Paula Hawkins has written a tightly woven mystery with painful secrets and startling truths reveled along the way. The main character Rachael, is a heavy drinker, whose life is teetering on the edge. She has lost ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Oct 04, 2016
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  • Lola
    Dec 07, 2015
    Pfffiou... I feel like I've been holding my breath for 325 pages and only now finally exhaled. ...
  • Matthew
    Jan 12, 2015
    I tried to enjoy it! I swear I did! The hype told me that I had to! I wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. I never really cared about the story and ALL of the characters were unlikeable. Sometimes characters are unlikeable in a good way, but not this time. At no point was I ex...
  • Jaidee
    Oct 03, 2016
    Half a "what the hell happened ?" star !!! 2016 Worst Read of the Year Original Review written October 3, 2016 Update : October 25, 2016 (mini review of the film !!) A couple of days ago 4 single girls (well women in their forties and fifties), my bf (convinced him to joi...
  • Regan
    Feb 24, 2015
    Good read but the ending fell a little flat for me ...
  • Jayson
    Jan 05, 2016
    (A-) 83% | Very Good Notes: It's about escapism, lack, and how plausible suggestion autocorrects figments into memory and strangers into circles. ...
  • Franco  Santos
    Mar 26, 2015
    El hijo idiota de Gone Girl. Una decepción enorme. El libro empezaba bien, con personajes bien desarrollados y una trama que prometía mucho. Sin embargo, conforme iba leyendo se iba volviendo lento y pesado. Daba vueltas alrededor de lo mismo y no avanzaba. También era cansino l...
  • Emma Giordano
    Oct 31, 2016
    This book was INTOXICATING. I loved every single second of it. While I had gone into this story thinking it was going to be packed with suspenseful scenes, the mystery was really in the storytelling. It was unexpected but executed SOOOO well. A+ use of an unreliable narrator that prope...
  • emma
    Apr 04, 2015
    this. book. suuuuuuuucks. i can't believe it was an international sensation. i can't believe it was adapted into a movie starring actual queen emily blunt. i can't believe it SOLD A SINGLE COPY. (i didn't buy this one. my mom did. so there.) this is just...a straight up bad book ...
  • Joanne Harris
    Feb 02, 2015
    This was a perfectly decent, well-crafted thriller, which I happened not to like very much, for reasons that have little to do with its craft or its quality. This sometimes happens, and it doesn't mean that others won't enjoy it. The plot is fast-moving and with some real surprises. Th...
  • Kai
    Apr 28, 2015
    ?I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head.? The Girl on the Train captivated me from the first to the last page. Everybody was so messed up: the alcoholic main character, the promiscous victim, the desperate houswive. And don't even get me started on their...