Book of the Week / 30

Yet again I have come across another fantastic read for 2019! Well, for me, anyway, as I think most of you would have already read this one already. I am now so keen to watch this movie as I have never seen it! Unfortunately it isn’t on Netflix or Stan..*sad face* – but hopefully I can watch it eventually!
This weeks book is:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
“Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal stop each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people that lives 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..”
As I read through the first few pages of this book, I new I was going to like it. I started getting that fuzzy feeling inside where you’re like ‘yep this is a good book’.
I found the concept of this book really interesting – an ordinary girl doing the same thing everyday, making up little stories in her head.. who knew that soon she’d be getting herself into a little bit of trouble.
She used to live two doors down from the house where ‘Jess and Jason’ live. It now occupies her ex-husband and his new wife. This definitely complicated things.
The book is based around 3 women – Rachel, Anna and Megan. Rachel I’d say is the main character. Anna is the new wife of Rachel’s ex-husband, and Megan is ‘Jess’, the more mysterious one in my mind.
This story deals with themes around domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse.
It really annoyed me that no one took Rachel seriously. She was drunk a lot, yes, but at times she was talking to people she was totally sober.
I didn’t like the character of Anna. She went behind Rachel’s back and cheated on her husband, she basically stole Rachel’s life. I couldn’t live with something like that, disgusting really!
This book is definitely a must-read, if you haven’t already! The story was written brilliantly and was a constant page-turner. It was there for me when I was up suffering with insomnia – thank you, The Girl on the Train.
The genre of this one is fiction, mystery, thriller and crime – right up my alley!
About the author
“Paula Hawkins was born and raised in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). She is the author of no.1 New York Times best seller ‘The Girl on the Train’ – which was made into a major motion picture.”
I rate this one a whopping 10/10 – I really enjoyed reading!
Thank you for reading!
Chelsea x


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