I have heard RAVE reviews about this book for the past several weeks and decided to jump on the bandwagon and read it. Since I’m still stuck in 1998, I went on eBay and bought a hardcopy of the book (so much more fun to read, am I right?). 

The Girl on the Train” definitely lived up to the hype.

In case you aren’t familiar with the book, a quick synopsis:

Basically, Rachel’s life has fallen apart and she has even lost her job… but her roommate doesn’t know that. So, Rachel still takes the train each day like she’s commuting in, and uses it as an opportunity to feed her alcoholism. She watches a couple who lives on the route, who she names Jess and Jason, and dreams about their perfect lives. Then, Megan comes up missing… and everything goes askew. 

I didn’t think it was a book that I “couldn’t put down,” but I did read it pretty quickly and it was really entertaining. The ending was such that I should have saw it coming… but totally missed it. 

The twists, turns and everything in between makes this book so intriguing… and of course, you can’t help but cheer for Rachel. Her life has hit rock bottom and you just want to see her succeed a little bit… even if she does continue to make some bad decisions along the way. Sometimes, I really wanted to punch some sense into the girl. 


Overall, I would give this book a 3.75 out of 5 rating, and highly recommend if you are looking for a quick read and one that will capture your attention. “The Girl on the Train” is definitely it. 


Have you read “The Girl on the Train”? What did you think?

What was the last book you read? Would you recommend it? 


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