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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
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
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
"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."