Here I am with yet another blog. Today, I chose to talk about ‘ The Girl On the Train’ by Paula Hawkins.
I’m pretty sure you must have heard about the book. I absolutely loved it and although it’s a little cliché I still chose to write about it.
‘ Girl on the Train’ is an amazing book about a woman named Rachel. After getting divorced from her husband, Rachel is a complete mess and is absolutely miserable. She’s an alcoholic, much to her landlady’s annoyance, she just lost her job and is on the verge of getting broke.
She travels everyday from her place to the city of London, initially for work, later on the pretext of finding a job. On the train she passes through a street where she once lived.
One of the many houses on the street is that of her ex-husband and another of her favorite, ‘ideal couple.’
She see’s the ideal couple everyday, she name’s them and she also tries to predict about their job’s. She admires the ideal couple from afar almost everyday. She gets a glimpse of them on the way to London and on her way back home in the evening.
All of this continues until one day, she read’s somewhere that her ‘ideal woman’ is missing. The investigation starts and Rachel tries to intrude. She gets a warning from the police officer.
Rachel know’s a lot. She has seen something crucial. The ‘ ideal woman’ has a past. The ex-husband’s new wife worries for her family’s safety. The new wife wants to get rid of Rachel. The ideal man is mysterious. The therapist seems nice,but everybody’s doubting him.
Where could the ideal woman be?
Is she alive or dead?
Did she run away?
What has happened to her?
A lot of event’s, blurry imagination’s, a confusion between dream and reality, a therapist,a hidden cell phone, lot’s of alcohol, a baby and a lot more leads to the end of the story.
What I like about this is that we all look at someone’s life and think it’s the most perfect life. What we fail to realise is that everybody has their own past and their own set of worries. This aspect is shown with such accuracy.
I’d rate this book a
This brings us to the end of the blog. Have you read the girl on the train? Did you like it? Tell me about it in the comment’s.