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The Girl on the Train
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January 16, 2015
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February 17, 2015

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Kimberly
Although this was a thrilling read it doesn't add anything new to the mystery/thriller/suspense genre. Again we see the multiple narrators, the unreliable narrators, the unlikeable characters, the troubled marriage(s), the victimized woman/women, and etc. Clearly these tropes continue to draw the readers, but I'm ready for the book that will finally go beyond the GONE GIRL comparisons. Also, I totally guessed about THAT connection very early on - another overused trope. Despite the lack of creat ...more
Cynthia Shannon
Nov 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Read it simply to understand what all the hype is about and because it will inevitably be turned into a movie. I liked this better than Gone Girl because it kept me guessing a lot longer about whodunnit.
Gabrielle
Jan 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Which narrator is reliable? Fast read, clever enough, as RW said, gone girl-esque w stronger ending.
Ami
Oct 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A compulsively readable mystery that falls apart at the end. More of a 2.5.
Andrea
Mar 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am so glad I listened to this rather than read The Girl on the Train because the narrators who read for Rachel and Megan were terrific! The story moves at an even pace mostly for character development which in turn supports plot movement, albeit slow. For those that need a rapid building of excitement, this may not be the story for you. However, for those willing to bear out the pacing, it is so worth it in the end. In the beginning it takes a bit to figure out who is really whom, but in time ...more
Erik
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very similar to Gone Girl, and in all of the right ways. Though this book started out a bit slow and I was initially confused, it quickly "snowballed" into a very good thriller, picking up momentum and adding layers as it went. I really liked the way that Hawkins built the suspense and filled out the plot by alternating the narrating characters between chapters. A very satisfying mystery/thriller. ...more
Mark
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: in-possessions
"You're like one of those dogs, the unwanted ones that have been mistreated all their lives. You can kick them and kick them, but they'll still come back to you, cringing and wagging their tails. Begging. Hoping that this time it'll be different, that this time they'll do something right and you'll love them. You're just like that, aren't you? You're a dog."
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Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Rachel
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hannah
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
Jeff
Mar 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
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Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Jan 10, 2016 rated it liked it
J
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Andrea
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth
Mar 27, 2015 marked it as to-read
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Oct 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Heidi Siefkas
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alison
Aug 18, 2016 marked it as to-read
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May 11, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Kate
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
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Shernell
Mar 30, 2015 marked it as to-read
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