Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Girl on the Train

There’s a reason Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train is a bestseller: it’s a page turner. Rachel Watson fantasizes about a couple she sees outside the train window on her daily commute until one day she sees something she shouldn’t. What could be more intriguing?

Reading Train was a similar experience for me as reading Gone Girl. Train’s characters are flawed, often to the point of revulsion, and the story raises doubts and questions about marriage and relationships in general. Yet Train, like Gone, is fascinating, intriguing, and a book you’ll want to discuss with your friends—even if you have mixed feelings about it, as I do.

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