Thursday, 5 March 2015

Book Review: The Girl on the Train

Our book club choseThe Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins for our latest pick and it was great for how I planned to read it – poolside with a cocktail in hand. Actually I tend stand in the pool and wander while reading but you know what I mean.

I didn’t have a chance to pick up the book before we left for our vacation so as soon as we got off the plane in Vegas we checked the store in the terminal and I was thrilled to see it in stock (I wasn’t going to chance being bookless by the pool) so I scooped that baby up. And I attracted a lot of attention with it – my first trip down to the pool I picked my spot in the pool right by an older woman who had just finished it. Every time I looked up and she could sense I was taking a brief reading break, she asked me where I was, how I liked it, etc. She loved it btw.

I really enjoyed it as well. I am not always one for thrillers (I actually didn't really like Gone Girl) but this one had me pretty hooked, I kept changing my mind as to what had happened. Pretty sure I drove my husband a little batty because every few chapters I would exclaim, “I was wrong! Oh this (I don’t want to ruin it for you…) must have happened!”

It turns out I did not know what happened ever and the ending totally shocked me; I didn’t see it coming at all.

The characters were brought to life for me, I always like it when I can see them in my head, and the story moved at a good pace. I would totally read this again in a couple years.

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2 comments:

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  2. I am reading this now....it's good. I am halfway.

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