The Girl on the Train

Dziewczyna z pociÄ…gu - Paula Hawkins

My mother used to tell me that I had an overactive imagination; Tom said that, too. I can't help it, I catch sight of these discarded scraps, a dirty T-shirt or a lonesome shoe, and all I can think of is the other shoe and the feet that fitted into them.

Don't you just hate it when you read a thriller and you can predict the plot fifty or so pages in? That is exactly what happened when I read this book, I had everything all figured out pretty early in the book. Either I have a screwed up mind or this was one predictable plot. I am going to go with predictable plot. The weird thing about this was even though I knew what was going to happen I was still pretty interested in reading this book and that is why I gave this book 3 stars.


This book switches between three women's (Rachel, Anna, and Megan) point of views. Rachel, who's ex-husband is now married to Anna, is a complete mess. She is an unemployed alcoholic who still goes to London everyday because she is too embarrassed to tell her roommate that she no longer has a job. While on her commute she passes by the same house each day and begins to build lives for the couple that lives in the house. When the wife, Megan, suddenly goes missing Rachel throws herself into the investigation.


If I had to pick one woman of the three that I liked the most I'd have to pick Rachel. I really felt bad for her throughout the book but she also annoyed me at times when she refused to let go of the imaginary versions of the couple that she made up. I hated Anna throughout this book and really felt like she got what was coming to her. I was happy that it didn't switch to her point of view often. I really didn't like Megan all that much either but she was much better than Anna.


I felt disappointed that when everything was revealed at the end there were no surprises to me. None of the twists were shocking. Even with that I still felt that it was an overall enjoyable book.


I received this book from a Librarything Early Reviewer's giveaway. The content of my review and my rating are not affected by that.