Friday, January 30, 2015

The Girl on the Train - book #16

This one was a bit of a sleeper start for me.  Usually, I give a book 50 pages to get me into the story, this one took twice that but I was glad that I carried on.   My difficulty at first came from the completely unsympathetic character of Rachel.  She was so weak and her constant drinking made me want to head for the hills just reading about it.  I could certainly relate to how her husband, Tom, felt. 

I was really excited to read this one because everyone said it was the "next Gone Girl".  For me, it just wasn't and the reason is - with Gone Girl, even though I knew that Amy was disturbed, I could still relate to her and even felt myself cheering her on as she reaped her revenge.  There was none of that here.

The book did take me on several twists and turns as I tried to decipher what had happened.  It was fun.  I had a sense of it by about page 120 or so, but I still enjoyed reading it.  If you like mystery/ thrillers, I won't say this one is a must, but I will say it's an enjoyable read.  Don't give up on it.I have this one 4/5 stars.


  1. Nice, quick little review. I agree that it's not a "must", but not a waste of time either.

    Won't really stick with me though.

  2. Thanks. I strive to be concise because often those reading book reviews don't have a lot of time. I appreciate the comment.