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A disappointing novel. ( )
  sberson | Sep 8, 2015 |
The reason I gave The Girl on the Train four stars is because of its strong opening and the author's ability to keep me reading. The protagonist's struggle with alcohol and the ways she constantly gets herself into trouble is at the same time annoying and fascinating.

Less clear is how she comes to understand quite suddenly how her ex-husband is involved and that her memories were correct all along. This turn-around in the story is too sudden and somewhat unbelievable. The story ends far less strong than it started. ( )
  Annette_Oppenlander | Aug 30, 2015 |
needed to be shorter ( )
  pauler | Apr 6, 2015 |
Reminded me of a modern day take on Rear Window, if Jimmy Stewart was an alcoholic, depressive, divorced female in England, prone to blackouts. I'd tried to get a copy of this book through several of my usual sources, but was unable to, and then this one fell into my hands. It kept me pretty attentive while reading, and was surprised to hear that a friend didn't like it at all. She wasn't thrilled with the writing, having just come off a book where the author's craft with words was phenomenal. I, on the other hand, had just come off a book I couldn't finish, where the best thing I could say about it was that the previous reader, who'd left the book on a book exchange shelf where I found it, had also left me a partially filled book of first class stamps. Anyhow, I liked the book, even though the characters were all kind of pitiful, and didn't start to cotton onto the twist until well into the second half. Nice debut. ( )
  bookczuk | Apr 4, 2015 |
Easy read, quick novel. Started it one day, finished it the next,
Didn't want to put it down.
Kinda reminded me of Gone Girl style wise.
This I consider a fun mystery novel and I will recommend it to my friends who like this kind of read. ( )
  KarenHerndon | Mar 29, 2015 |
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