Book Review : The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

Genre : Mystery,Fiction,Thriller

Page : 323 pages

Published : 13th January 2015


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…


“Hollowness: that I understand. I’m starting to believe that there isn’t anything you can do to fix it. That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”

I have read this book twice and I am still fond of the book. The story is so amazingly stunning and nerve-wracking. You will never want to leave this book after you start reading. This book doesn’t contain that much character but successfully manage to create such a thrill. The way the author describe the story is superb. The story gets to point directly and there are no unnecessary repetitions.

You will find yourself indulge into the story and you will not realise how fast time has passed because all you want to do is just to finished the book in one sitting. This book will grab your attention from the very first moment you read. You rarely find any story with plot like this. This girl who just happened to be a commuter on a train happened to see this couple almost every day leisuring around the house and suddenly when the couple gets into some serious trouble, the girl find herself attached to those strangers and wanted to help them. Every chapter is told by three main characters perspective alternately. All of the perspective happened on different occasion. On every chapter, the author provide the day, time and year of the occurrence so reader will not be confused by the time difference. Eventually all of the three main characters perspectives will meet at a time and that’s where the mystery will be unravel.

The story is just so good and thrilling from the first page until the very last page. The plot twist is marvelous! You will never guess who’s the person behind all of the mystery murder. One time you are sure this person should be the perpetrator, next you might be wandering the other person and so on. What makes it more thrilling is, the further you read, the more dark secrets that you will find out and some will probably shocked you.

“I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts.”

Author : Celine

8 thoughts on “Book Review : The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

    1. Well there’s a lot of opinions about this book and there are some readers that thought of the same review as you so take it easy.You’re not alone in this although it’s true that this book received more amazing reviews than critics including myself who thought this book is marvelous!

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