The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

"Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough.
Now everything’s changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she’s only watched from afar.
Now they’ll see; she’s much more than just the girl on the train…"

This book was recommended to me a lot. Friends, all kinds of people on Twitter, Amazon, Audible, Facebook adverts and then Goodreads. I had to get the book and read it, hadn't I? And it's pretty obvious why it's been recommended everywhere.
Firstly it's because it's said to be (and really is) a novel which is great for people who loved Gone Girl and I did. I listened to the audio book and rated it five stars. No wonder Amazon/Audible is telling me I should buy this one. Secondly it's the book which was on the bestseller shelves in nearly every book store and therefore many people talked about it and I didn't hear anything bad. Therefore I bought it and couldn't wait to read it.

And when I started I was excited and wanted to get through it as fast as I can. I loved the way of telling the story. I enjoy hearing different perspectives on stories, therefore Paula Hawkin's way of telling this mystical drama through three women's eyes was great to read. The only thing which made it a bit demanding was the time difference between the storylines.

This is the point where I'm just realising I should probably tell you a bit more about the story. But on the other hand, it's quite nice to find out yourself and I always hate myself for spoiling a book for me when reading summaries. So, I'm just going to leave it to you to you if you need a summary. I'm saying just read the book, don't loose the thrill of it by knowing to much about it before.

All I can say on this premise is that there is a crime/mystery to be solved and it's fun and thrilling to figure out what really happend. Thanks to keeping track of my thoughts during reading with goodreads I can tell you that I had to read 80% of the book until I got the right idea of what really happened. That's a sign of a good mystery isn't it.

Soooo, that's all. I loved it. Read it! ;-)
And if you alread have, what do you think of it? Leave a comment.



  1. Hab gerade zufällig deinen Blog gefunden und mir dein Review zu dem Buch durchgelesen :)
    Mir wurde das Buch auch sehr ans Herz gelegt aber ich hab's mir noch nicht gekauft, weil ich irgendwie skeptisch war. Aber dein Bericht hat mein Interesse jetzt noch mehr geweckt :)

    Ich bin gleich mal neue Leserin deines Blogs geworden :) Finde deine Artikel sehr interessant.
    Es würde mich echt freuen, wenn du mal bei mir vorbeischaust und ich dich vielleicht als meine neue Leserin begrüßen könnte! :)

    1. Also es ist meiner Meinung nach echt lesenswert, wenn du es liest, kannst mir danach ja sagen, wie du es fandest. Hab jetzt schon ziemlich unterschiedliche Meinungen gehört.

      Habe auch auf deinem Blog vorbeigeschaut und werde das jetzt wohl auch öfter tun. Hübscher Instagram Account übrigens :)

  2. Nice post!

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  3. This book looks very good!
    Great blog, would you like to follow each other on GFC? :)

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  4. I have it on my TBR list, Hoping to get to it soon, sounds cool and like you it's being reccomended to me by everyone XD

    Maybe on december?

  5. I wanted to read this book, but I wasn't a fan of Gone Girl. I really disliked the story. maybe this isn't a book for me.

    1. It is quite different to gone girl, especially the way of telling the story. Just the mysteriously vanishing person and the quest of finding out about what happened is the same. If you don't like book that have this whodunit style and lots of strange characters, then you probably really shouldn't read it.

  6. I highly recommend reading The Girl on the Train: A Novel.
    I finished reading it today, and my conclusion is that its a very good book to read.

    I ordered mine off Amazon and I got it in only 2 days.
    Here's a link for the book on Amazon:
    The Girl on the Train: A Novel

  7. Finally, The Girl On The Train Audio Book is now available on AudioBooksNow.