We’ve now finished reading our book club choice The Girl on the Train, so we’re going to let you know exactly what we thought! We must warn you if you haven’t finished the book yet don’t read any further until you have!!
I loved, loved the last section of the book. The way in which Hawkins wrote some of the thriller and suspense scenes were extremely gripping. I’d have to say that despite the slow start, I probably would recommend this book to a friend.
I enjoyed how the story slowly unraveled, exposing so much about each individual character. Rachel learnt a lot about her self and finally pulled herself together by the end of the book. Anna exposed her longing to be wanted the same way she was when she was Tom’s mistress. Whilst Megan was not as she appeared at all after cheating on her husband Scott twice.
The last few chapters were great. The to and fro of the fighting between Rachel and Tom as he is exposed as Megan’s murderer. I have to say I did kind of see that one coming, he was always very shifty. Then there’s the irony of Rachel and Anna, who have been fighting over this man for years and they are now fighting to kill him.
Overall I’d have to say it was a good read just a little slow at the start but a great ending.
(disclaimer! I have a VERY low attention threshold and need constant entertaining, just want to say that before saying my thoughts.) I actually found the ending a little disappointing, is that bad?? I thought the middle of the book was fantastic, really gripping! As I mentioned previously in our halfway round up, I found it difficult to start but by a couple of chapters in I was hooked and I stayed that way right to the very end where I again found just the last bit a little slow. I think my original prediction of Anna being the murderer would have been better (just my opinion!) as I found Tom just too weak to be believable to be smart enough to be that calculated (I hope that makes sense)
I did like the way the story was split up to give the viewpoint from several characters, I thought this excellently highlighted the old adage ‘there are three sides to every story, your side, their side and the truth’ because each of them has a different perspective on what is actually happening and it keeps you guessing the whole way through. Overall, I really liked this book, definitely worth a read and I’m looking forward to this authors next book!
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Our next book club reading will be starting on Monday, the next choice is Mrs Hemmingway by Naomi Wood.
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Sarah & Team Hurley