The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been on my ‘to read’ list for quite a while. Unfortunately, I listened to the psychological thriller during a night of thunderstorms! Whew, what a ride that was!
As you may already know, the premise of the book is that a divorced woman daily rides by train past her former house where her ex-husband now lives with his new wife and baby. One day, Rachel, who has a drinking problem, sees a former neighbor embracing a man in the backyard who is not the neighbor’s husband.
When the neighbor woman goes missing, Rachel becomes obsessed with the case and embroiled in the mystery.
This novel had me feeling anxious for the duration of it. I’ve never been one to figure out who the bad guy is and this book was no different! These are well-defined characters who the reader can feel something for. The plot twists and turns gave me the chills!
Even though the book reminded me of Rear Window by Hitchcock and other movies where someone witnesses a murder, I thought it was terrific. The book has been made into a movie scheduled for release next month. Be prepared to be suspicious of everything and everyone!