Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
|Genre:||Murder Mystery, Thriller|
|Book Name:||The Girl on the Train|
|Notable points:||Made into a movie by same name in 2016|
The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller, well written by Paula Hawkins. Dark, humorless, with part story telling by the three females, the book kept on going back and forth between different time periods. But it’s not a female oriented book. It’s just dealing with the psyche of different people, alcoholism and jealousy. And it just gives an underlying message that too much of anything is bad – be it alcohol, trust or blind faith, love, adventure, obsession or narcissism.
While reading, the book made such an impact on me that I got bad dreams for two days with me walking around in Rachel’s shoes in dark labyrinth in search of something never attainable.
If the self introspection could have been cut a little and some things disassociated (hate that forcefully induced red haired man having useless relevance), it would have been a perfect Hitchcock movie, that I had once dared to watch.
Read it for a long trail into darkness, to discover the opposite of social media sponsored happiness. Of what you see portrayed is not exactly what it seems!
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Posted on November 6, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged Book, Book Review, Fiction, Murder Mystery, Mystery, Paula Hawkins, Review, The Girl on the Train, Thriller. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.