The Girl on the Train: A Novel (Unabridged)
by Paula Hawkins
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture.
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.
“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair
“The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . .
I have no idea how this book became so popular or received such good reviews. The characters are all unlikable, the plot is predictable, and the end/big "whodunnit" reveal is yawn-inspiring. Do not waste your money or (more importantly) your time!
No one is perfect...and no one in this book is perfect or very likeable, either. The story is deliciously compelling, Rachel is awkward and opportunistic, Scott is pathetically broken, Tom is devilishly maniputative and Anna...well, you just want to throat punch the woman some of the time. However, they weave together to make a dynamic story that I can't quiet decide if I liked or not. I must have liked this book, because I kept listening until it was finished. I listened while I oil painted, I istened while I grocery shopped, listened while I cooked dinner...I couldn't stop. So I figured I must have liked it. So, yeah, I must have liked it.
Made me want to cut my wrists
I could only listen to 1.5 hours of this book before I became very, very sad. We learn about the first two narrators through their miserable negative inner dialog while we glimpse the pieces of the puzzle of the story. I do not know how these 2 characters can go on. I certainly couldn't go on.
Big downer. So much so That I couldn't bear it long enough to make it through to what I would have hoped would have been a thrilling, interesting and hopefully a happy ending?
If you would benefit from a pick me up, skip this.