THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Cover of The Girl on the Train

THIS BOOK HAD THE LONGEST WAITING LIST I’VE EVER SEEN AT THE LIBRARY (462) BUT THEY HAD 70 COPIES SO I GOT IT FAIRLY QUICKLY – MAYBE WAITED 6 WEEKS!  AND I DIDN’T REALIZE IT WAS A MURDER MYSTERY!

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN WAS A GREAT READ MAINLY ABOUT RACHEL WHO RIDES THE SAME TRAIN EVERY DAY.  THE TRAIN STOPS EACH DAY AND SHE CAN SEE IN THE HOUSES OR WATCH THE PEOPLE OUTSIDE SO SHE WEAVES STORIES ABOUT THEIR LIVES AND GIVES THEM NAMES.  TURNS OUT RACHEL IS AN ALCOHOLIC AND HER STORIES ARE THE FARTHEST FROM TRUE.  THE HAPPY STORIES ARE SIMILAR TO THE POSTS YOU SEE ON FACEBOOK.  WE POST ONLY THE BEST IN OUR LIVES BUT THERE IS REAL LIFE BEHIND ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS AND POSTS.  REAL LIFE INCLUDES CHEATING HUSBANDS AND WIVES, MENTAL ILLNESS, DEPRESSION, SCREAMING BABIES, ABUSE AND YES, EVEN MURDER!  IN A DRUNKEN STUPOR RACHEL LITERALLY STUMBLES UPON THE MURDERER BUT CAN’T REMEMBER THE NIGHT AT ALL.  IT IS ONLY LATER, IN A MOMENT OF CLARITY THAT SHE REALIZES WHO THE KILLER IS.  YOU’LL LOVE THE READ AND ENJOY THE CHARACTERS AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOUR LIFE NEVER BECOMES SUCH AN ENTANGLED WEB!

HERE’S WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN!

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller

The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times

“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe

Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People

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?

Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.

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