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REVIEW: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts. Who was it said that following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all.”

My heart called for a mystery book and I answered it by selecting the Girl on the Train. I have never been a train before, but this story led me on a train ride of my life with an endless suspense that could only be solved by finishing the book.

It was like another train ride home for Rachel until she noticed something out of the ordinary outside her window. What is she to do? Follow her as she somehow finds herself deeply immersed in this mystery.

 There are three points of views in this book, which does anything but make it more page gripping. Multiple perspectives make a story comes alive. In this case it brings out an endless suspense because readers have to read all angles of the story to clasp the trail of breadcrumbs that the author had left. She did a marvelous job of created a thriller book that had me still guessing until the very end.

Diverse characters developments with some characters making readers think twice before they can be labeled as friendly. Each individual have their own background story to tell that really shaped their personalities. I found Rachel and Megan to be very interesting. There are more to them than meets the eyes. They may be frustrated at times, but believe me they don’t disappoint.

If you are looking for a thriller to read, look no farther.

Rating: 5 stars


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