If you haven’t speculated who she is, where she is going or what she is looking at out of the window, where on earth have you been? The box offices and best seller lists are full of Paula Hawkins’ novel and now Hollywood blockbuster, ‘The Girl on the Train’.
The novel, set in the leafy London suburbs twists and turns through the seemingly self destructive daily commute of our heroine Rachel. We join Rachel as she gazes out of the train window, sipping endless pre-made gin and tonics straight from the can, imagining a better life played out through snatched glances of an innocuous happy couple going about their loving, untroubled daily lives.
All is not what it seems when Megan, the housewife Rachel obsesses over from her vantage point is found murdered. As Rachel fights to surface from fog filled alcoholism, she finds her past inextricably linked to the brutal and shocking murder of Megan.
Hawkins has created a gripping read for your morning commute. Next time you are held at a red signal light, take a moment to ponder the lives of your fellow travelers, or the story behind the discarded muddy trainers by the side of the tracks. You never know what tale may unravel . . .
The Girl on the Train is published by Black Swan and retails at £7.99
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