book review :: the girl on the train

For those of you in Gone Girl withdrawal, I have the perfect book pick for you.

Released today, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins is a UK thriller that will leave you captivated, and up past your bedtime.  

Told from three different perspectives, this twisty psychological page-turner will leave you with more questions than answers.  The book begins with the perspective of Rachel, an overweight, alcoholic, depressed soul.  Her daily commutes to London take her past her former house she shared with her ex-husband, who still lives there, but now with his ex-mistress/current wife and child.  She observes her old house and the stretch of nearby homes on her daily commute, and becomes obsessed with the "perfect" neighbors down the street.  One day, Rachel observes something at the neighbors house and becomes entangled in the disappearance of the "perfect" wife shes been observing every day.  What ensues is complicated, unsure, and as highly unreliable as each of the narrators.  

This book left me with many questions and one final thought: You Never Know What...

Never mind, I'll let you finish that thought once you finish reading this book.

:: read on ::