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. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.

Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.

Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…



I loved the first person switch from character to character. I loved the fact that I was kept guessing till the end although I had an inkling as to how it would end around three quarters of the way through. I revelled in the tense and sometimes almost bleak atmosphere. Rachel was annoying at first, and I wanted to reach into the book and shake some sense into her, but as the story progressed I just wanted to give her a hug and a cup of tea. Anna, too, was irritating at first but the author managed to convince me to empathise with her also and  Tessa…well you’ll have to read it to find out about Tessa.

All in all this book had me hooked and gripped and stuck to the pages. The characters were so real that I found myself thinking about them every time I had to put the book down for a minute.

A huge yes on the recommendation front from me peeps. If you fancy a thriller then this is one you will not regret opening.



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