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What I’ve Been Reading #107

Friday, January 8, 2016

Library

I recently read The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. I had heard a lot about this book and I happened to see it in the library so I picked it up.

“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?”

The story is told by the three main female characters, although each of them have some issues which make them untrustworthy narrators. It is hard to figure out what is the truth, what actually happened, and even who to have empathy for. This makes the read very interesting, as it makes you wonder if you can trust your own character judgement. This book makes an enjoyable mystery and I recommend it!

What have you been reading lately?