The Girl on the Train

Thursday, May 14, 2015


I recently read, The Girl on the Train, as I was looking for another juicy thriller, and this book seemed to pop up a lot. Claimed to be as good as Gone Girl, I decided to give it a shot. To be honest, personally it felt a bit slow for me in the beginning, and I was waiting for those edge-of-my-seat moments. Once it picked up its pace, it started to get good. I just couldn't put it down. It's written from different perspectives of a few characters, which gives us a deeper glance at these various lives to fully understand the whole story. I can't really say much since I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it, and it's really best read spoiler-free. However, if you don't mind, some spoilers are up ahead after the jump.

It tells the story of a lonely woman, Rachel, who rides the train, duh, and passes by the houses of her ex-husband & his new wife, as well as a couple down the block who she imagines has an ideal life. That is, until one day she spots the woman kissing another man, and later discovers about her disappearance. Rachel inserts herself into the investigation and we learn the truth about this idolized couple, who really aren't that perfect after all. There is also this whole mess with her ex-husband and this twisted love triangle. Add in a drunken blackout, and you have this puzzle of clues to figure out what really went down.

For me, it wasn't as thrilling as Gone Girl, and I give this 2.5 stars out of 5.

If you read it, what do you think about it?


 

59 comments :

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm still waiting to get this from the library. It sounds interesting, but it doesn't surprise me that it wasn't as thrilling as Gone Girl.

Straight A Style said...

I've heard great things about this book!

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Tash Collier said...

It does seem interesting! I would love to check this book out the storyline sold me, I get sucked into things very easy haha :)

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

good to know but bummed to hear it's not as thrilling as Gone Girl. But, I suppose that would be tough to live up to as well. =)
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Falasha C said...

I would love to read something as thrilling as Gone Girl, seems like its pretty good though.

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Thanks for sharing nice book!! Xoxo

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Kylie R. said...

Thanks for the review! Sounds like its not worth checking out? I didn't like Gone Girl either. The plot was quite predictable (although written beautifully).

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prudence yeo said...

I love a good thriller but haven't heard of this book! Thanks for sharing a review on it!


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Audrey Lin said...

Hmm, I still have yet to read Gone Girl, so I think I'll pick that one over this one! And because I haven't read the novel yet, I haven't watched the film either :P All my friends were raving about it when it first came out, and I'm just like STOOOOP I still have to read it!! haha. Thanks for the review! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

sonia de macedo said...

I've been meaning to read this. I haven't read Gone Girl but the movie had me hooked. Must get onto both immediately!

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Alice Cerea said...

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Jessica said...

I'm not reading after the jump because I don't want to spoil it for myself, but I'm beyond excited to start reading this. I'm glad your teaser portion was positive! :-)

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Sartorial Diner said...

The premise of the book sounds quite interesting. I wish my train rides were that exciting sometimes!

May Cho said...

I have just skipped the entire last paragraph (I'M SORRY) but I'm trying to tip toe around those spoilers! I've heard of this book and I've been wanting to read it for a while now! I haven't read Gone Girl, though, so I'm not entirely sure about the comparison? Other than that, I'm excited to read this now!

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Lily Lipstick said...

I'd agree with you - not as thrilling as Gone Girl but still an easy, speedy read and would be a great holiday book! x

E said...

Yeah, agree that wasn't as good as Gone Girl, but entertaining nonetheless.

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jamie sebuc said...

Interesting Story. I have seen gone girl already and i liked it. maybe I will like the story of this one too. So excited to read it! :)

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Nina Kobi said...

Thanks for sharing. xx
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Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Thank you for this review! I've been looking forward to reading interesting books and I'll make sure I look for this piece!
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Vivienne Night said...

i read this book, was great! :) one of my favorite books :)
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Lauren Dimesky said...

Have you read any thrillers by Mary Higgins Clark? She is my all-time fave!

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meandmr.com said...

Looks like a great read!
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Monika Faulkner said...

I really miss having the time to enjoy a good novel, dearest Audrey...lately, I'm having trouble even keeping up with my blog reading!! But after seeing the movie version of "Gone Girl" I went out and bought the book for my mom; sorry to hear that your expectations of a similar thrill with "The Girl on the Train" weren't met!! XOXO

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Mica T said...

Shame it's not as thrilling as you hoped! I've also heard a lot of good things about this book previously.

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Imogen said...

I would really like to read this one.

mybeautrip said...

I haven't read it but I'll do it.
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Slamdunk said...

I like the premise, sorry that it did not deliver for you, Audrey. I am going on vacation in a few weeks and have 6 books at least to get through. Gotta love summer. I hope your weekend went well.

M said...

i need a good book to read! thanks!
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Stripes n Vibes said...

I love the spoilres and think it might be a good read))
Thanks for the review)

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FabFashionaire said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book!

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Lynette said...

Oh wow, sounds like a book I really need to read now.

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The Fashion Panda said...

Sounds like a great book ! :)

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Shian K said...

I've heard good things about this book, but I'm glad I read your review. I'm not much for thrillers with crazy spins, personally so I don't think I'll shell out the cash.

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Cara Northcutt said...

Crossing this one off the list, I love reviews because I have such a long list of what I want to read next and don't want to waste my time hehe.

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Amber Shannon said...

You've piqued my interests... I've been looking for something to read, too!!


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Am2Pm Chic said...

I wish I have more time for reading :(
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Jewel Clicks said...

great book! I want to read it :)

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Dora Toubanaki said...

Great book!!
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Vale ♥ said...

It sounds super interesting ! Kisses

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annick tamoto said...

this seems like a good book x

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Paulina said...

Nice post :)

i.s. said...

just finished reading this book last week and i liked it x
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Beckerman Girls said...

How incredible!!! Looks like a juicy read! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks babe!
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Jhanz A. said...

I have a couple of friends who've recommended me the book. Too bad you didn't enjoy it as much! :( I hope it's worth it still, tho heh:)

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Emily said...

I'll have to pick up a copy for myself too! ♡

Karolina Antosik said...

I put this book on my list books must to read :-)

gailventic said...

I've been meaning to read Gone Girl for a while now, heard so many good comments about that book. And now The Girl in the Train will be next on my list. :D

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Mira Tolvanen said...

Cool!

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Denysia Yu said...

I've heard so much about this book, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Have you read Ready Player One yet? That book was really good! :)

trishie said...

This sounds interesting. I wouldn't mind giving this book a read

Sarah Rizaga said...

I have seen the Gone Girl movie but haven't read the book yet, this one sounds interesting, will check this one out!
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Yoannita 90 said...

Ive heard a lot of great things about this book! Im still waiting to get a chance to borrow this book from my local library!

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jeanne christine said...

Sounds fun and thrilling!

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Kat said...

ive never been one for thrillers but this book does sound interesting! :)

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Paloma Garcia Cuanda said...

Sounds very interesting!

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The Fashion Lotus said...

I'll be sure to check it out. Thanks!
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Olivia Monopoli said...

Oh I loved Gone Girl so much so I might pick up this book. It sounds interesting enough and I need a couple of books for the summer :) Thank you for sharing even though it seemed like you didn't like it as much...
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