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Book Review » The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Title: The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

Mystery; Thriller; Fiction; Suspense.

ISBN: 9780857522320


Publisher: Doubleday

Format: Paperback

Pages: 316

Synopsis: Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

MY RATING: 4.5 Starts


Ok, I really am speechless.

When I started reading this book I was so, but so confused that you really can’t even imagine. When I bought it I wanted to like this book because everyone in this world loves this book… everyone says awesome things about it… so why not? I wanted it, I saw it and I bought it.

Since I was/kind of still am in a reading slump and I didn’t know what to read because I was not in the mood to read anything I picked it up just to see if it was that good… as good as everyone says it is… and OH BOY, yes, it is awesome.

As I mentioned before yes, I was confused at the beginning and I was confused during most part of the book and I think that I am still confused with some stuff, but some things started making sense. There were a lot of characters… there were Megan, Jess, Scott, Tom, Anna, Rachel… and I was like “WHAT?”… and then I just started thinking and I discovered that some characters didn’t exist, some characters were just one character with two different names… yes I am not making sense because I don’t really want to spoil everything for you! So if you want to know what the hell I’m talking about go ahead and read the book…

I think that the most important thing to read this book is to have some patience… and to pay attention while you are reading it… because there are some things that you can actually discover at the beginning of the book if you are paying that attention that I was talking about… and those same things that you can discover by yourself are only explained at the end of the book… so you can save some years of your life if you are paying attention, believe me… because otherwise you are going to get really nervous and you are going to feel like you are getting mad sometimes because you can’t figure out what’s really happening and your heart will start racing and you will seriously lose at least 5 years of your own life… (kind of, I am just being kind of dramatic).

Now for real… this book was amazing, but I have to tell you… at the beginning it was quite hard to stay tuned… I’m being honest with you when I say that I wanted to give up… I was thinking that I couldn’t like this book because it was boring… I thought that I was going to be the only person in this world not liking this story… but I was pretty wrong… I finished the book and I just loved it… it was really good, you just have to be patient and to try to understand what the author is trying to show you… once you get into the story, once you understand what’s happening you can’t put the book down.


If you want to buy this book just CLICK HERE and buy it on Book Depository.


5 thoughts on “Book Review » The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

  1. Heya 🙂

    You tell a lot about how patient the reader has to be, and the confuzing amout of characters. 🙂 But could you explain, of course without spoiler, what made you think that this novel is worthwhile and worth 4,5 star(t)s 😉

    I would also be cool to see a picture of the cover of your copy 🙂

    btw, when you write the review in English, it’s pretty dull to see comments in Portuguese, because I (and I guess many others) don’t understand anything of that, and then you as a blog reader already feel excluded from the good book discussion.

    All Best, Peter


    1. what made me give to this book 4.5 stars was exactly because I was confused about it most of the time .. and I kind of like to be confused while reading mystery books, and I liked the character and the way it was written of course.
      About the picture of my copy of this book I have 2 or 3 of them in my Instagram.


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