I’ve resisted writing about this book as a wanna-read for a while now, but I can’t wait anymore.
(Also, my sincere apologies that this Wednesday post is going up on a Thursday… busy day.)
Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train is a runaway hit (cue the drum sound for a dumb joke) so far this year.
It’s drawing comparisons to Gone Girl and in reading the book jacket and the Goodreads page, I can see why.
Rachel rides the same train to work every day and she sees into the life of a couple that she names and only witnesses from the train. Until one day she sees something that isn’t just a normal glimpse into someone’s life.
From the Goodreads page: “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?”
This is Hawkins’ first book and it’s gotten rave reviews. The average rating on Goodreads is just under 4 stars. I feel like this could be the type of book that keeps you up at night for one of two reasons:
Either you’re up all night reading the book or you’re up all night thinking about what happened in the book.
I can’t wait to read this book and see if it lives up to the hype.