The Girl on the Train had everyone gripped late last year but if you’ve missed the hype then it’s never too late to pick up the book, or if you’re like us, wait for the film to come out.
An exceptional psychological thriller reminiscent of ‘Gone Girl’, The Girl on the Train follows Rachel a 32 year old alcoholic woman who after divorcing her husband Tom is on a downward spiral. She has no job, no life, but every day without fail she gets on the train and slowly becomes obsessed with a seemingly ‘perfect’ couple, the Hipwells.
With two other female narrators in the story, Anna and Megan, the plot thickens and manages to swerve the reader into all sorts of directions. We never really know who is in control or who we can trust and the author manages to present this flawlessly.
After experiencing another blackout, Rachel discovers that Megan has disappeared, and unknowingly becomes entangled in a missing person’s investigation. Only then does the truth start rearing its ugly head…
With some differences between the film and the book, mainly the location moving from London to New York, you can buy it here: http://www.theworks.co.uk/p/thriller-books/the-girl-on-the-train/9780857522313
The film adaptation starring Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Rebecca Ferguson and Luke Evans comes out in cinemas this October and if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, then check it out here: