Reading Corner Friday ~ The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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Before we dive into this book I wanted to let you know Reading Corner Friday from here on out will be once a month. I’ve been so busy with work and wanting to write more that I need to hold off on putting too much on my plate.

Wacky Wednesday and Snippet Sunday as of now will continue to be weekly….check out the video below if you’d like to watch me talk about it instead of read what I have to say here! Enjoy.


Today I’m sharing with you a book that had me so hooked I couldn’t stop until I was finished.

Now if you’ve tuned in before to a Reading Corner Friday you will know how much I love to listen to audio books. I’m in my car most days it just makes it easier to read a book. Well in my case, listen to a book.

The Girl on the Train was so intense I didn’t want to socialize with anyone. All I wanted to do was lock myself in a room and listened to the darn thing till it was done.

From start to finish you are entranced in the main girls story line. Rachel Watson is this broken woman from start to finish in the book. Not only could she not have children, her husband cheated on her, divorced her then moved the new woman into their house and eventually had a baby.

Now I don’t know about you but I felt so awful for this woman from the start. Rachel hasn’t done anything to help herself though, nothing to even move on. It’s been two years and she still takes the train into London every morning which the train not only passes her old home but stops at the station near it and she can see the home and her ex and his new love in it from the train car she specifically sought out.

Rachel likes to people watch, her favorite couple to watch are a few houses down from her ex’s house and she gives them fake names due to the fact she has no idea who they really are. Never knew them when she lived there and didn’t know them now. She watches them, envy’s them.

Rachel has no job because she lost it for being a drunk. All she does is drink. Get up gets drunk. Drunk on the train into London stays out there a bit, drinks some more gets on the train and heads back into town. The reason she does this is because her roommate thinks she still has a job and luckily for her savings she’s been able to pay rent and get away with it.

One day Rachel see’s the woman in the house she calls Jess with another man who Rachel knows isn’t Jess’s husband and it lights a fury in her heart. She can’t believe Jess would betray her husband. So she goes off looking for this chick to give her a piece of her mind. Oh poor Rachel, she never should have gotten of the train.

From that moment on the whole story spirals out of control. The woman who Rachel calls Jess goes missing and from there on out Rachel gets so obsessed with Jess’s disappearance and the people in her lives. By time the story is almost over you still think that maybe Rachel had something to do with it.

The ending was definitely a shocker and that is how I will leave it. You must read this book and you must watch the movie. Both amazing.

Girl on the Train <<< book

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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 goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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