The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
Novel Rating 5/5 ⭐️
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
This book is by far one of my favorite thrillers that I’ve ever read! Maybe Gone Girl would place second but I never finished reading that because it confused me a bit (i will return to that novel eventually.) Anyhow, I read this book in a matter of two days, I honestly couldn’t put it down! One thing I honestly enjoy most about this novel is that it’s through the eyes of three main characters Rachel, Megan and Anna. In the beginning I thought it was a little slow with telling you pieces of all three of them, the darkest corners of what made them and their life struggles. Yet each character especially Rachel and Megan had corners so dark it left you feeling cold and depressed. The imagery Rachel conveys during her dreams or flashbacks astounds me, especially her dreams! The real thriller about this novel is Megans disappearance, you spend the whole book wondering and guessing pieces together but each time you come up blank as to who is responsible for her (spoiler) death.
I absolutely enjoyed the novel more than I actually thought because I never really got well off into thrillers.
Movie Rating 2.5/5 ⭐️
It may seem a little harsh because I understand the whole concept with movies and how they can only add some detail not all which would result in a very very long movie. YET, I believe this movie really lacks the great qualities the novel really possess. The only legendary visual you get in the movie is towards the end when you find out how and who Megan’s killer is. Which is honestly so sad because the movie could have had potential when it came to Rachel’s dreams, they really screwed themselves over with that one by not making the dreams exact to the descriptions in the novel.
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