Friday, January 13, 2017

Book Review: The Girl On The Train

This is a book I picked up because everyone and their mother, sister,  brother, and cousins have read this book. Its a movie, one that everyone has seen. I decided I would pick it up. That was a serious regret. Yes, I left other people run my life, stop judging me. 

Wanna know what annoyed me most about this book? That is packed full of freaking secrets. Man, did that get old. Everyone has them, everyone talks about them, everyone doesn't see how many we hold. Are we the same person the world sees? Are we different behind closed doors? You wanna know something? I don't care. Bored me. Yawn. 

This crap is freaking depressing from the start, and even at the finish. Every single character is horrible and their lives are a hot mess. These characters aren't just imperfect, they are down right mess up people. They have so many layers, you would think the book was over thousand pages.

This plot is so predictable. There is next to no development or build-up to a revelation about anything really. I actually might have said, " wow saw that coming" This book was just lost on me I guess.

The writing is so clumsy, bad, and dry. There are so many points to this book that make absolutely no sense. The development of the characters is no existent, they are actually the least complex bad people I have ever read.

In the end, I hated the characters (minority, I know), hated the plot (seriously what plot?), hated the resolution (bore). There isn't much I did like about it. I don't understand this book and fail to see why it has the hype surrounding it? 

What a huge disappointment. 

Goodreads Description: 

The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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