Book Review: The Girl on the Train

One of the senior librarians at work was raving about this title one day, how it was the next Gone Girl and the waitlist was growing exponentially, and exhorting our colleagues to get on the waitlist ASAP. Suspense was never my genre, but I put on my big girl pants, told myself that I needed to broaden my reading, and added my name. My copy came in sooner than I expected, and I have spent the last week using lunch breaks and wait times to read. Every time I would find myself out of time and wishing I had just a little bit more - and finally one snowy night I went to bed early and finished it in one sitting.

The story's protagonist is truly human, and I cheered for her as she struggled with her demons and tried to find answers for the huge questions the story posed. I was surprised at the revelation of the multiple-layered plot's missing piece at the end. The fast pace and compelling journey made for an enjoyable reading experience.

I am glad I gave this title a try!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Published January 13, 2015 by Riverhead Books.