Now that the holidays are over, I hope everyone is ready to get back to reading again. With that said, here is my recommended read for January.
Happy New Year!
January List Title: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
In a Nutshell:
The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller that follows the lives of three women – Rachel, Anna, and Megan – and the events surrounding Megan’s murder, ultimately bringing the lives of the three women together.
Each day, Rachel takes the train to work in London. On her way, she passes her old house, where her ex-husband, Tom, and his new wife, Anna, live. She can also see the home of another couple a few houses down. Rachel becomes endeared by this couple, whom Rachel nicknames Jess and Jason. They appear to have a perfect life, and Rachel is both jealous of and happy for them.
One day, Rachel sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything has changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she has only watched from afar. Rachel is much more than just the girl on the train.
I give The Girl on the Train 4-stars. It was a good read, but I did almost give up a few times. I am glad I stuck with it though because although it took a long time, the book reached a point where the plot was intense and suspenseful and the characters complex. It became the page-turning book I expected with a great ending.
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