From My Bookshelf – Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Welcome to my From My Bookshelf series, you can read more about it here. In a nutshell the point of this series is for me to put my Librarian hat on and share with you the books that I have been reading. I already share my favourite stories for little ones in my Bedtime Story of the Month series but this series will focus on the books that I read for pleasure (I love a good chick-lit) and the teen/young adult books I read for work. I have a genuine love of reading and I cannot tell you how important it is to get our kids reading, it helps them so much in every area of life.
One other thing before I get started, there will be no spoilers. This isn’t a review as such just a chat about why I loved it and why I think you should read it. So here is my second post of the series.
For this From My Bookshelf post I am sharing with you Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.
I read Girl on the Train as part of a book group at work. I had heard how good it was but wasn’t sure it would be for me as I’m not really a thriller fan. How wrong I was. I loved this book from beginning to end. It got me straight away and I had to know what happened; this was the true meaning of a book I couldn’t put down.
Based around the main character Rachel’s train commute to work this story begins with Rachel watching the same couple in their house every morning and evening. She invents names for them and the sort of lives they may have. As the story unfolds her imagination and reality cross over and opens up a whole new story but a frightening one. I won’t say anymore than that about the story line as I really don’t want to ruin it for anyone but if you haven’t read this book, add it to your reading pile. There are really dark and frightening parts, parts where you want to cry and parts where I actually wanted to climb into the book and give Rachel a bit of a talking to. It deserves every bit of credit it receives and I am really looking forward to the film version too.
Have you read Girl on the Train? Let me know what you thought.
Happy reading and I shall see you next time.