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?