The Girl on the Train is Paula Hawkins’ debut novel, and it’s easy to see why this book was a bestseller. The novel is a thriller told from the perspective of three different women, each with their own secrets.
The story is set in London, and the three women’s lives intersect in unexpected ways. The first is Rachel, who is divorced and unemployed, and spends her days riding the train and drinking vodka. She becomes obsessed with the life of a couple she sees every day from the train, and when the woman goes missing, Rachel becomes convinced she knows what happened.
The second woman is Anna, the missing woman’s husband’s mistress. She’s planning to leave her husband and start a new life with the man she’s having an affair with, but she’s also hiding a dark secret.
The third woman is Megan, the missing woman. She was having an affair and was planning to leave her husband, but she ended up dead.
The Girl on the Train is a gripping story that will keep you guessing until the very end. Hawkins is a master of suspense, and she knows how to keep the reader engaged. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good thriller.
Overall, I thought The Girl on the Train was a great debut novel. I was immediately hooked from the first page, and I didn’t want to put the book down. I thought the characters were well-developed, and I liked how the story was told from three different perspectives.
I will say that I had guessed the ending before I got to the end of the book, but that didn’t make the story any less enjoyable. If anything, it made me appreciate the twists and turns that Hawkins took to get to the ending.
Overall, I would definitely recommend The Girl on the Train to anyone who enjoys a good thriller. Hawkins is a master of suspense, and she knows how to keep the reader engaged.