‘Girl on the train’ by Paula Hawkins, is a wonderful British murder mystery. The book is a great thriller and an entertaining quick read. The story has a slow start but eventually becomes exciting. This story with intersecting timelines is said from the viewpoint of three different women namely Rachel, Ann and Megan. All the three has something to hide in the story. The protag is Rachel, a 32-year old divorced woman, who is a an alchoholic and considers herself worthless. Beacause of her drinking, she was fired from her job in London. Although she has no job, she still adhers to her old commuting schedule since she doesn’t have anything else to do.
Tom was Rachel’s ex-husband and, Anna is Tom’s new wife.
Through the window of her train, Rachel watches the world. She sees her old home, and the couple living in her old neighborhood, whom she frequently sees during her train journey.
One day that happens, one of the couple(Megan) appears missing. The plot of the story is about the missing of this woman. Rachel, the protag sticks her nose in and tries to find out what happened.
The story is jam packed with lots of secrets. The story has many twists and turns to fix the readers in the story. The story also has a gripping and unexpected ending. The characters are well developed and the engrossing story line keeps the reader reading and wondering. To put it simply, ‘Girl on the Train’ is an excellent suspense novel with tiny clues, perfect tension and a big reveal.
The book topped The New York Times Fiction Best Seller List in 2015 and also became the most popular book of 2015 by staying on top of the list for 16 weeks. The book also won the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award.