*SPOILER warning (sort-of)*
This isn’t so much a review as a reflection. Has anyone read this book? I walked into Indigo the other day only to find out that their “Top 3 Books of 2015” were on sale for $10 each. I grabbed The Girl on the Train with not much more than the idea that it might be a good read.
To be honest, it was a little hard to get into. I stuck to it though, mainly out of pity for Rachel, and was addicted at the half-way point. It’s a quick read, it’s not hard by any means, and it is’t particularly emotional either. I wasn’t sure what to expect after having read the back cover littered with comments and reviews on the “twist-ending.” Even with this knowledge, and after having looked out for the twist from far ahead, I was entirely caught off guard! It was brilliant. It tied together so well and left Rachel in a mildly good place. I was glad to see that she didn’t end up with Scott and/or fix that friendship. It was raw. It was real.
Honestly, would I read it again? No. Would I recommend it to a friend? Definitely.
Not a hard read, not a life-changing read, but definitely a good story. Quick, suspenseful, and very, very entertaining.