the girl on the train book

About the girl on the train book

The girl on the train book is debuting in the primary spot on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list.  It is a debut psychological thriller novel by British writer Paula Hawkins.  Now, It was made into a big motion picture.

 the girl on the train book story

The story is a first-person narrative instructing from the perspective of three ladies: Rachel, Anna, and Megan.the girl on the train book set in outside of London.

Rachel Watson is a 33-year-old, a young Englishwoman, alcoholic, and divorced. Rachel’s alcohol consumption has brought on her to lose her job. she often binges and has blackouts. Rachel follows her previous routine of taking the train to London daily. her train slowly passes her previous home, the place Tom, Anna, and their daughter Evie now stay. She begins watching from the train a beautiful couple who stay just a few homes away from Tom. She idealists their life, although she has no idea that their life is way from perfect.

The spouse of the couple Megan is missing on a day Rachael has drunk herself right into a blackout. one morning, things usually are not as they’re supposed to be and Rachel sees one thing that utterly shatters. Something occurs and her already problematic life will change forever.

the girl on the train book review

  • The girl on the train Novel is popular because it’s an extremely fast-pacing and engrossing psychological thriller with an irresistible concept.
  • It is an absolute page-turner. This is definitely one of the best thriller books that keep you moving quickly through the pages.
  • The story had plenty of mystery and enough suspense.
  • The pace of the tale is fast, clickety-clacking alongside without exceeding the posted limit.
  • The story is moving with an unreliable narrator.
  •  The writing is tight and well-polished with clear and sharp language.

Strong  Points

  • This book offers a mysterious, edgy chain of events sure to keep you guessing.
  • The author does a fantastic job with each of the mystery components and the character improvement, with nice consideration to element, and absolutely established backstories and motivations.
  • The plot leading us to the final outcome and a believable ending without any unexplained surprises.

Weak Points

  • the intensive description of Rachel and another character’s messy despair padded it out.
  • The dialogue isn’t sharp and minimalistic.
  • The last few pages were too many violent, graphic scenes.
  • The character’s behaviors don’t tell us enough to let us figure out the identity of the murderer.

Favorite Quotes

“I am not the girl I used to be. I am no longer desirable, I’m off-putting in some way. It’s not just that I’ve put on weight, or that my face is puffy from the drinking and lack of sleep; it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see it in my face, the way I hold myself, the way I move.”

“The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.”

“I have to find a way of making myself happy, I have to stop looking for happiness elsewhere. It’s true,”

“it’s as if people can see the damage written all over me, can see it in my face, the way I hold myself, the way I move.”


Overall, This is a perfectly decent, well-crafted thriller. It is an enchanting and gripping read. A must-read for a psychological and suspense thriller.


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