Hi friends!! Somehow managed to reach out to you all shredding my lazybones (not exactly lazybones but adding my all-time favourite blogging to my multitasking list). I always decide that I will blog regularly but somehow my other tasks take up so much of my time that I just couldn’t come here. I don’t even have the face to apologise! So, let me just take off straight from where I left. In the past few months I’ve had so many experiences, read so many books, watched so many movies and also tried out many new dishes. I have a whole lot of things to share with the world. I hope I maintain this consistency from now on at least. I have decided to review a book this time.
I have been wanting to read ‘The Girl on the Train’ for a very long time. I was told by many that the book is too good. I somehow hesitated till now, just shooing off the thought convincing myself that it is probably just an over exaggeration, but damn it! I picked up this book last Sunday at my library and started off immediately. Starting from the first page the book happened to be very gripping. I just couldn’t drop it down, but obviously my sleep ruined it for me. However, I ditched all other things for the book on Monday and Tuesday and finished it off at a stretch. I, generally, don’t do that unless the book is so gripping (I like to read my books slowly and steadily).
This is an amazing book and a must- read for the ones like me who love mystery and thrillers. The way she has written it something amazing. I mean it’s too good. You feel the character as you go on reading. You can feel the protagonist Rachel Watson’s loneliness. You can feel the sadness. At every step you want to help her. That is how strong the narration is.
It starts off with our girl Rachel who travels by this commuter train from Ashbury to London. She has the habit of seeing outside while she is seated in the train. It so happens that she sees this couple every day in House No. 15 near the tracks. Once upon a time before she divorced, she lived in House No. 23 on the same street. That is why she has this special feeling for this street. However, at that time this couple did not stay there and she doesn’t know them personally. It is just from her routine observing while commuting on the train that she feels that she knows them really well.
On the other hand, is Megan who is married to Scott who is n IT guy. She has been battling with herself for long and after being persuaded by her husband she decides to see a therapist. It is this couple that Rachel sees every other day from her train. This routine goes on for long and one fine day Rachel sees a headline in the paper which says, ‘Witney girl Megan goes missing’ with the girl’s picture. Life takes a huge turn from then on. Rachel has seen something in the past which might actually help the investigation, but will she succeed. Will she be able to convince the police and Scott about what she had actually seen on one of her trips? Will Megan be found? Will Rachel go back to the street where she once belonged to decipher what happened on that fateful Saturday night? To get the answers for these questions please just go and grab a copy of this book right away and start off.
I personally loved the book. I would give it five stars. It is a really gripping mystery novel. No wonder it has been a global bestseller. I’m glad I finally picked it up. It’s time for you guys to do the same.