The Girl on the Train

Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy. And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar. Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…

The book has three first-person narrators: Rachel, Megan and Anna. Rachel, the lonely drunkard who can’t remember one day from the next, Megan the perfect wife with the perfect life and Anna the perfect Mum who is blissfully happy with her family life. You eventually come to find that they are all intertwined in some way, a bit like a dark and twisted Love Actually. All of the characters are flawed and nobody is really as they first seem, this meant that I couldn’t guess what was going to happen which is a bonus when reading a suspense novel.

The story is full of twists that take you by surprise and leave you needing more information – I found that I couldn’t put the book down and I read it in a day. It’s an absolute must-read for those who like suspense novels and psychological thrillers that keep you on your toes. I can’t wait for the film!

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