The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train


The Girl on the Train was one creepy book.  Here’s a summary of the book:

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?

I thought it was creepy because of all the strange things that happen and how she wasn’t able to put anything together correctly or remember things because of her blackouts. I don’t want to give too much away, but this book was just weird and creepy.

I read this quite a while ago and I have been meaning to watch the movie because I am curious to see how the movie shows the characters and if the movie feels as weird as the book did. I found it a little challenging to really be drawn into the book at the beginning, but I am really glad I finished it. It turned out to have some exciting twists and had a good ending.

This was a best seller and I saw it EVERYWHERE that people were reading it. Did you jump on that train (see what I did there?) and read it, too? Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

Happy reading!


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