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The Girl on the Train: A novel
The Girl on the Train: A novel | Paula_Hawkins
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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.The New York Times Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.The Boston Globe Gone Girlfans will devour this psychological thriller.People A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. 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. Shes even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their lifeas she sees itis perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. And then she sees something shocking. Its only a minute until the train moves on, but its enough. Now everythings 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? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
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cwarnier
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@IheartYA thanka for the Awesome box of fun. I am so excited to read all 3 books.
I feel like the box I sent boring compared to this.
@Avanders thanks for hosting.
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IheartYA I'm glad you're happy. 😊 I was ecstatic when I found the candle that smells likes books. Lol 14mo
monalyisha I‘m a tiny bit obsessed with those socks. 😍❄️ 14mo
Avanders 😍🎄❄️🥰♥️ 14mo
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Avanders Yeah, those socks... 😍 14mo
GA_Bookworm07 Are you a fan of Debbie Macomber too 14mo
cwarnier I do like debbie macomber books a lot. I have not read one in a very long time. I think it was last winter. 14mo
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bexhodge94
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Meanwhile as much as I say if I hadn‘t watched the film I probably wouldn‘t like the book.... I am on page 154 so motoring my way through it 👍🏻💪🏻💪🏻

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bexhodge94
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About 1/4 of the way through so far.... honestly think it‘s exactly the same as the film. It‘s very jumpy, jumping from Rachel to Megan in between chapters. It‘s chaotic and messy and very fast paced (showing the characters lives) and I feel it was exactly like this in the film. So far not seeing a massive difference between the book and film 🤔 not sure if I‘d like it if I‘d not watched the film before. 🤔🤔🤔

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Finally got around to reading this one, given many of the comments I‘d read recently I wasn‘t expecting much. It has its faults but I found it compulsive reading.

It‘s fairly easy to work out, but the author cleverly gives us three unreliable viewpoints: Rachel, Anna, and Megan. The male characters are no better, some even worse, and the police detectives are ineffectual - but for all that it was addictive stuff. Great ending too. 4 🌟

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OutsmartYourShelf

Jury is still out for me on whether I‘m enjoying this or not. Rachel is one of the most annoying main characters I have read about, yet I‘m strangely compelled to keep reading.

Jess7 Have you read this one? I think Anna Fox has Rachel beat by a mile. IMO 🤣 🍷 2y
OutsmartYourShelf @Jess7 No I haven‘t gotten around to reading that one yet. Better add it to my list - for comparison purposes obviously 😂😂 2y
Jess7 Yeah I loved The Girl on the Train, but I know what you mean.. she was sometimes annoying, but omg I was soooo annoyed with Anna Fox! 2y
OutsmartYourShelf @Jess7 Main character from this ARC I read earlier this year is one of the worst. Pity as the concept was quite good. 2y
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2welld87
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I loved the setting and that a simple train journey turned into a thriller. I worked out pretty early on what was going on but it didn't spoil things for me. The characters were negative and had no positive attributes so it was difficult to feel anything for them but overall I really enjoyed this book. Do not watch the film first it does not do the book justice at all...

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squirrelbrain
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When you get on the train looking forward to reading your book, only to find your Kindle died. #boringjourneyhome

Susanita Oh no! 2y
DebinHawaii Not fun! 😧 2y
jfalkens Do you have the Kindle app? 2y
squirrelbrain No, I didn‘t even know there was such a thing! I shall have to look into it.... 2y
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MissCooper202
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A different genre for me but I am so glad that I took the gamble. Incredibly gripping with fantastic imagery and character development. I thought I knew every character but throughout the novel, I found out different things about them through others accounts. I didn't know where the end was going to head but I was impressed with its destination. The film is powerful too!

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kathedron
Mehso-so

Hmmm... I enjoy an unreliable narrator and don't object to unsympathetic characters but, seriously, *all* of them?! There is a charming psycho. The three female narrators are all messed up and are portrayed in terms of their relationships with men and motherhood. The villain of the piece comes as no great surprise. It's all rather demoralising. It kept me turning the pages but I needed a good walk in a strong breeze afterwards to clear my head.

KOTK I really hated this book. Was okay until 3rd act where I felt it took a leap. I did not feel engaged enough to let that go and enjoy so it raced towards the end I was just glad it was over. 2y
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Ancchy
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I've watched the movie before I've read the book. Even though I knew the ending it was still very interesting read. All along I was trying to catch the small details that would suggest point to the ending I was expecting.

I highly recommend this book.

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i.read.you.too
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One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl. Three for a girl.

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jojosbookdream
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Hello! I'm jojosbookdream on Instagram😇💗I like this app😏
#booknerds #litsy

BookishMarginalia Welcome to Litsy! We hope you love it as much as we do! 💜🤓 3y
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tammysue So true! 3y
Lmstraubie Great shirt! 3y
Suet624 Ooohh. I like that. 3y
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Cassylove12
Mehso-so

This was a really good book. I wasn't expecting the person at the end at all. I'm not a fan of how it jumps from person to person.. It's hard to keep track of it but after the first few "chapters" it gets better

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MyBookLife
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I enjoyed this one! I liked the characters, they were interesting and broken. It has more depth than what I usually see in this kind of a best seller. But it isn't a big mystery as to who did it. If it had been, the book would have been even better. Not a favorite, but a good read.

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peaknit
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I saw this for $5 today, it was almost as good as the book for me and a lovely way to spend a morning with myself!

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Fridayfilms
Mehso-so

I wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I picked this up over the weekend and finished it in a few intensive sittings. Given there were only a handful of possibilities, the twists were fairly easy to spot, so I wouldn't recommend this as a mystery. It's a page turner though, and an exquisite train wreck, as far as character interactions go.

Stephykitten I was also really underwhelmed by this as well as gone girl 3y
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Bibliophilia
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"I have lost control over everything, even the places in my head."

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Ameerhamzaasif
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The Girl on the Train is surely a page-turner, and a good one. It has a very contemporary/modern feel to it which makes a reader comfortable relating to the story.

I really like the way the story has unfolded in each chapter. Paula Hawkins did a great job breaking-down the events of the story with a very original style. 5/5 work for the debut.

P.S: The best thing about this novel is that it's not a drag.

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LissieDC
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Such a great way to start the chilly autumn season. It's simply written, with all focus being on the thrilling and twisty (so wonderfully twisty) plot. I can't wait for the film!

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silverstreak959
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This is good book. It kept me intrigued albeit a little annoyed in some parts. The characters are well developed and the plot takes some interesting turns.

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SealedWithInk
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Still can't believe the luck I had with buying this for just Q9. Let's get reading!

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MyBookLife
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Tonight I'm reading The girl on the train. Could I be the last on Litsy with this one?

CatLadyBibliophile I still haven't read it! 3y
OSChamberlain Nope. I haven't read it either. 3y
MyBookLife @CatLadyBibliophile @OSChamberlain So I'm not alone. Are you thinking of reading it or are you not interested? 3y
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AlexandraGriffin I haven't read it yet but I did get the audiobook from the library the other day! 3y
OSChamberlain @MyBookLife oh extremely interested! Just haven't gotten around to it. Lol 3y
Notafraidofwords No I have not read it either. 3y
OSChamberlain I'm in this battle with myself to read every book I already own before venturing into new ones. Lol 3y
MyBookLife @GriffinAndHerBooks So we'll be reading it at the same time!? Fun! I thought everyone had already read it :) 3y
Sarahr875 Nope! I haven't read it yet, but I want to. 3y
MyBookLife @OSChamberlain That is admirable!! I've thought about the same thing, but I don't think I have the self control to do it 🙈 3y
MyBookLife @Sarahr875 @Notafraidofwords I've only heard good things, plus it feels like everybody has read it, so I want to be 'in on it' 😉 3y
tricours I haven't read it either! 3y
OSChamberlain Oh trust me I give in and buy new ones all the time. Hahaa. I just push them to the back of the tbr 3y
TsahaiMakeda Not the last...I haven't gotten to it yet either.🤓 3y
CherylDeFranceschi I have not read it yet 3y
TheLondonBookworm Nope, I still haven't gotten to it despite having three copies! 😂 3y
TK-421 I bought it months ago and haven't read it yet, but it's on the ever-growing TBR pile! 3y
MyBookLife @TK-421 I have one of those piles too. (Well, it's not so much a pile as a bookshelf 😂) 3y
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Kcarroll
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Really enjoyed it

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Gittelbooks
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An unsympathetic protagonist, choppy narrative, and a somewhat predictable conclusion rendered this a largely unsatisfactory read for me. It does move, though, and that's always good when you just need a page-turner & nothing more. Gone Girl far superior in my opinion.

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popreads
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Mehso-so

It doesn't blew my mind, but the story is good. The plot is too slow so you lost your curiosity in the few last chapter, cause you can guest what happens next. It needs more twist.

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popreads
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Got a lil confuse which one to read, then I decided to go with Hawkins first. Anyone has read it?

NatalieR Yes! Could not put it down! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 4y
MyBookLife I have them both too, but I started with A little life 😊 4y
Suzy200 Have to confess Girl on the Train was only okay for me. Way too much hype-found it quite boring. 4y
popreads Already half way on The Girl on the Train @NatalieR @Mybooklife ,, but I agree with @Suzy200 , the plot is quite slow. 4y
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EllaBear
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Completely addicting. Characters that you will love, hate and enjoy figuring out. A plot that keeps you engaged and an ending that will... Well I don't want to ruin it for you.

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NooraReads
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"I have never understood how people can blithely disregard the damage they do by following their hearts"

Ali_abj She is really sad person 😕poor thing 4y
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NooraReads
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Not as up beat as you would expect a thriller to be, but an overall easy and enjoyable read 💗. Can't wait for the movie to come out.

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