Reading Challenge Book #12 Review!

Well I jumped on the bandwagon for book #12 of the PopSugar Reading Challenge.  The category: a book published this year.  I'd heard really good things about Girl on the Train, so I decided to go with it. It was an EXCELLENT choice! I found myself unable to put this book down. My partner in the reading challenge previously read this book & she said by the end she couldn't cheer for any of the characters because they were all so flawed. Well, maybe I have a soft spot for people who share my name, but I did find myself rooting for the main character, Rachel, even though I wanted to constantly scream at her for making some really frustrating & questionable choices. I don't always go for super trendy books (that don't have pink covers) like I've never read Harry Potter or The Hunger Games (I actually might for the trilogy category, we'll see) but I'm really glad I read this mystery-thriller, especially since I tend to stick to one mystery writer, Mary Higgins Clark.  (Mary, you're still my girl!) So with that, if you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. It's a quick & fun read! As per the last 11 posts, thanks goodreads for the summary!

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?

A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone GirlThe Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.

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