Title: The Girl on the Train
Author: Pamela Hawkins
Why did you choose to read this book?
I wanted to read something entertaining and different from my usual fare.
What did you like about it?
It was fast-paced and entertaining! Rachel Watson involves herself in the lives of her ex-husband, his wife and their neighbors. Love triangles and a murder make this a page-turner.
Was there anything noteworthy about the book?
It was a Goodreads Choice Award 2015 winner in the Mystery & Thriller category and spent 16 weeks atop the New York Times Fiction Best Seller List in 2015.
I think it is notable that the book is told exclusively in the first person by three female characters, though the characters themselves are not strong people: they define themselves by comparison to other people and in terms of their romantic relationships. Nonetheless, I found myself hoping that Rachel gets her life together.
What feeling did the book leave you with?
Satisfaction. I read the book in several days, often staying up late.
Who would you recommend the book to?
I would recommend this book to fans of murder mysteries.
What would you pair this book with?
I’d pair this book with a train trip, or any daily commute on public transportation.