The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins [Review]


The Girl on the Train features a mystery as observed by three unreliable narrators. The first one is Rachel, an alcoholic who suffers from extreme blackouts whenever she becomes blind drunk. She found out years earlier that her husband cheated on her with a woman named Anna, the second narrator. The third one is Megan, one of the key links between the first two narrators.

The way this book is written is quite clever. There is a sense of misdirection, a great amount of uncertainty, and an insightful character study, all of which contribute to keeping the reader on edge. At first, I wasn’t sure how everything would play out because of Rachel’s blackouts but the reveal towards the end were delicately presented and truly believable.

I have to say, though, that I liked Gone Girl better. Gillian Flynn was much more twisted and sly. But, I would still recommend this to those who are looking for a great thriller.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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