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The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

"One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl. . .Three for a girl."


When I picked up this book, I didn't know much about the story line. At the beginning, it was slow and confusing. The way the chapters were written in past-present tense AND alternating characters, it was not my cup of tea. I would have to slow down and read the dates and who's talking, to piece it all together. However, after a while I've adjusted (kinda). I have to admit though . . . This book was so stressful and annoying, I couldn't rate it 5 stars. The characters were absolutely ridiculous. They were messy, unreasonable and just no. The character that I despised the most was Anna. . . until the ending of course. Rachel was constantly doing stupid things that she knew would make things worse for her and the people around her. I know that Rachel being a drunk makes her an unreliable character from the beginning, but I couldn't take it.


I had many theories about what happened to the murder victim, but I was wrong on all of them. Even though the characters were not tolerable, I was still interested to see where the story was leading. I just couldn't abandon the book without figuring out what happened that Saturday. I thought that the red-haired guy would have a significant part in the whole case though. I was kind of disappointed because he seemed like a mysterious character and would've been perfect if he was tied in somehow. A wonderful twist. When I found out what really went down, I wasn't surprised.


Overall, this book was a cool read. I still feel as if there is still holes left in the story line because it was so fast-paced at some points. I don't see the hype over this book either. I still would watch the movie to see how much it will be changed or not. This did remind me of Gone Girl at the beginning but after reading the whole book, it's totally not the same. Gone Girl is still the mother of psychological thrillers!