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REVIEW 005: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins

July 13, 2017

338 pages

 

Overall Rating: 3.5 stars

 

Click here buy the book on Amazon

 

General

Personally, I like mystery, crime and thriller books because of their suspense and the plot twist involved. So it is safe to insinuate that I like Paula’s book because she carried me along pretty well. It is safe to say that in life we should learn to keep our nose where our head is; in other words, mind your business. 

 

Writing
This is one part that I really loved about the book, the writing. Paula wrote the book like a journal by focusing on the narrations from three different women. It is possible to find the multiple narrations confusing however I did not; I actually liked it. However, what I wasn’t so happy with was the different date narratives; keeping up with them was a lot of work coupled with the fact there were narratives from each character. Tedious.

 

Again Paula (like I wrote earlier) wrote the book like a journal, so dictionary searching words were on a minimal.

 

Plot

The plot twist in the book was pretty twisted. I mean the book itself was twisted. The characters were even confused themselves so it’s very easy to be as confused as they were.

I was on the edge on this one; I needed to know the end. But then I’m always eager to get to end of any mystery/thriller book.

I wasn’t so impressed when I figured out the riddle in the plot because I ended up being right. NO! I always want to be proven wrong but I guess that’s what happens when you read a lot.

 

Character

I had a favorite character at the beginning of the book – Megan, then I un-favorited her. There was no stable character, either they were unstable or on the verge of becoming unstable.

 

In conclusion, TGOTT gets 

 

Have you read the book? What did you think

 

NOTE: Spongebob verdicts are strictly my opinion; click here to understand their meaning

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