Monday 12 September 2016

Reviewing: The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins

If you love reading psychological thrillers , then you have must heard of the best book of 2016 under this category i.e.‘ The Girl on the Train’ by Paula Hawkins. Still if you have not gone through it, know from Angelica Urbas why is it worthy to read.

The story is written from the viewpoint of three woman- Rachel, Anne and Megan. But you will find that it mainly centers on Rachel who is a divorced woman. Because of her intense addiction to alcohol, Rachel experience frequent memory lapses too. Every day, she rides on the same train for traveling to London and visit the locality where she used to live once with her husband. Apart from her ex-husband and his family, Rachel observes another couple, Jason and Jess, whom she considers as ‘perfect couple’. But, soon Rachel realized that the life of her ‘perfect couple’ are not at all perfect after murder of Jess whose real name is Megan and she involves directly the investigation. As the story proceeds, Angelica Urbas states that along with Rachel the readers start to realize some shocking truths and see how Rachel is putting herself into more and more complex situations.

As per Urbas, although the book is just debut of Paula Hawkins but after reading this, your perception about others lives will change forever. The author described all the incidents from narration of Rachel. All the incidents, from the very beginning to its twisted ending are put together perfectly so that you will not get bored. Use of three different types of characters- alcoholic and obsessed Rachel, perfect housewife Anna and Megan who has a troubled past has made the story unique. Finally, Angelica Urbas states that the writing style of Hawkins is quite interesting and cinematic. But sometimes you might find it Hitchcockian which made the book unputdownable.


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