About the Book:
Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…
Where to start with The Girl on the Train, it is awful. Your probably thinking after reading the description, that it sounds like a brilliant book. I was under the same impression, especially after all the recommendation’s I got about it as well. A few chapters in and I was shocked how anyone could have enjoyed this book.It is extremely slow. I was about 100 pages from the end before it started to get any good, and then it was over. It took me about a 3 weeks to read 338 pages, time that I will never get back. How someone thought it was great enough to make a movie of it, I have no idea. It is not often I come across a book that I don’t like, but this really was awful.
The main character Rachel was terrible, I could not connect to her at all. I think it is very important with a story that the audience can engage with the main character, especially when the book is pretty much all about her, but I couldn’t, she really irritated me. I felt the rest of the characters worked well,within the story line, which made me continue to the end of the book, as I was interested to find out what happened. I just didn’t really get any enjoyment out of it and it felt like a chore. A book in my eyes should never feel like a chore to read (unless is a guide book!!)
This book is available on Amazon if you really do feel the need to buy it.