Hello everybody! So I posted on Instagram last week that I finally picked up the book "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins and started reading it and I absolutely fell IN LOVE! I already heard tons of great things about it before I began to read it, but whenever I hear someone say "Oh, that's a great book you should read it" I instantly amazon it and read what it's about before actually purchasing it. It's just a lot of people are into a lot of different types of books and even though I have a lot of the same interests as that person, doesn't necessarily mean that it's the same when it comes to novels.
I'm the kind of reader who absolutely LOVES memoir's so reading something other than that for a change was quite different for me. It might sound strange and all but aside from that, I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't a memoir it's a mystery/thriller- which I loved! I'm obsessed with watching mystery films and TV shows so I assumed that I would enjoy this book and I was definitely right! I usually get my book recommendations from Emma Robert's Instagram, which I think I've mentioned to you guys before, but surprisingly she hasn't read this one. (At least not that I know of.) This book is being made into a movie, which is actually another reason as to why I ended up reading it- I wanted to know what all the fuss was about before I seen the movie!
I really do recommend reading this novel though, especially if the mystery genre is your shit. I'll tell you a little of what this book is about:
It takes place in England and the main character's name is Rachel, who rides a train every day to work. While she's riding the train, she spots this lovely couple who she admires deeply and even made up her own names for each of them which is "Jess" and "Jason". She starts to develop a non-existent friendship with them and feels like she knows them to the T, which in reality, is obviously completely wrong because there's no such thing as a "perfect" couple. Every couple has it's flaws and we definitely get to read not only about theirs, but also about Rachel's. We get introduced to her ex-husband and his wife & kid. I won't say much more because I don't want to spoil anything, but things start to drastically change in Rachel's every day routine by watching Jess and Jason and she begins to get herself into some very sticky situations involving the admired couple. Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes to get sucked into what had happened, as well as the lives that were involved. Had she done more harm than good?- That's the question she's not so sure of.
This book is an absolute page-turner and every time I crack it open, it's so incredibly hard for me to put it down! It's been a long time that I've been that honestly indulged into a book that isn't a memoir! I 100% recommend that you read this book if you're looking for a great new read! I for one, am so thankful that I gave this book a shot! I understand now why this book is so popular and being made into a movie! I can't wait to see it!