Have you heard of the book The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins? I’d seen it in a few magazines and read it last month. Holy cow, it is good.
The story follows a woman who rides the train to London every day and observes a couple from her seat and imagines their lives. When one party goes missing, she becomes a key witness, though you quickly learn she may not be the most credible. The book is told from her point of view, as well as the woman she watches. The author does an incredible job of creating characters, who, while not particularly likable at times, are complex and interesting.
The Girl on the Train is a total page-turner. If you’re like me, you’ll find yourself speeding through it to figure out what really happened.
If you’ve read it, I’d love to know – were you surprised? Did you see it coming? What did you think?