the girl on the train.
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date:January 13,2015
Source: Library | Goodreads.
A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
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?
I have seen quite few people on metro reading The Girl on the Train in the past few weeks and it seemed to be pretty popular top of it. After reading the novel, I can see why so many people are talking about it. It’s thrilling, mysterious and you can’t help but wonder what happens with characters next. Of course from moment that Megan goes missing, it has the reader wondering, who is behind it. Who is the reason that she went missing in the first place? It’s a type of thriller that has you wondering who the real killer is. I enjoyed fact that novel was written in multiple point of views, so that way you got view of each different character. Megan. Rachel and even Anna. Also the fact that two of the characters had their issues, and at times the reader couldn’t help but wonder, if what they are saying is actually true. I did think it was cool, that all that started with Rachel taking a train, considering when I started reading this, I was on metro on way to work. It made the story a bit different, those other psychological thrillers that I had read in the past.
Rachel. Megan : Despite their issues, I couldn’t seem to help but love them. Maybe it was because in a way I felt sorry for both of them. In a way, both of them can relate to one another, because both of them felt like they didn’t belong anywhere. Otherwise why would Megan have an affair? If she was happy with Scott. There must been a reason for it. Once I saw how Scott was with Rachel once he found she lied, I could see why she did, though Tom was no better. Her therapist seemed to be the only one who even cared; I can see why she grew to like him. He really cared about Megan, even if he didn’t admit it; I just had that feeling that he did. As for Rachel, I can’t blame her for drinking, after everything that she went through. Honestly I don’t know how she was able to handle way she did. Considering she disliked Anna, she still came, to warn her once she put clues together about Tom. That takes a lot, to go to woman that your husband left you for. It takes courage.
Tom was last person I suspected, even I didn’t see it coming. But once Anna mentioned that he lied a lot, in way I started suspect that something was off, but never did I think that he was one who killed Megan. That’s another thing that I loved about this novel, it had so much suspense in it, and twists and turns that even the reader didn’t see coming. It took me a day to finish this book because I didn’t want to put it down. I wanted to see why Megan went missing, if Rachel actually had something do with it, what actually happened that night? Most of all I wanted to see how all of it would come to end. It was unlike anything that I had expected. I was blown away by the story, the characters. It’s hard to believe that it was her debut novel, It’s an author that I am going be looking forward to.
An Extraordinary Journey.