By Sophia Whitfield
The popularity of the thriller continues to grow after the success of Gillian Flynnís Gone Girl. The Girl on the Train follows in the same vein. Itís a gripping debut by journalist Paula Hawkins.
Rachel is a young woman at a low point in her life. Every morning she catches the same train and every morning it stops at the same signal giving Rachel a view of a row of houses she knows only too well. She used to live there with her husband. Now he lives in the same house with his new wife and baby daughter.
Another couple a few doors down fascinate Rachel. She watches them every morning from the train. Imagines their perfect idyllic life. Wishes it was her life. Then one day she hears that Megan, the wife of her dream couple, has gone missing and she believes she has seen something that holds the clue to her disappearance.
Unfortunately for Rachel she is considered an unreliable witness. She regularly stalks her ex husband and his new wife. She has threatened them both verbally and on paper. But it is her drinking that really poses the problem. She canít be trusted. She has long blackouts where she remembers nothing.
Despite this Rachel is sure she knows something that can help solve the mystery. She embeds herself into Meganís former life in an attempt to uncover the truth behind what has happened.
As Hawkins moves the story ahead we realise that no one is quite what he or she seem.
The Girl on the Train is a compelling suburban thriller. It has a visual quality to it that draws the reader in with refreshing ease. We can see this book heading to the screen soon. Buy the book here.
Get in the festive mood with these Christmas romances.On November 14, 2016
Kylie Kaden was raised in Queensland and spent holidays camping with her parents and two brothers at the Sunshine Coast, where much of her first book Losing Kate is set....On April 8, 2015
By Sophia WhitfieldOn September 24, 2012
Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald that have never before been published will soon be released under the title Iíd Die For You.On September 13, 2016
This week we are reading Friends Like These by Wendy Harmer.On August 2, 2012
Kimberly Belle grew up in Eastern Tennessee, in a small town nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, Kimberly lived for...On January 16, 2017