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Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

Author: Paula Hawkins;The Girl on the Train cover
Format: Audiobook (Penguin Audio, 2015);
Narrators: Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey, India Fisher;

Oh my goodness, what a letdown. This contemporary mystery was a super-hyped book, being compared to best-sellers like Gone Girl. I wish I’d ignored it all and skipped this one. I will definitely do so for any other “Gone Girl-like” books in the future, since I didn’t think much of that story, either.

The book was extremely slow-going. I didn’t care a fig for any of the characters—in fact, I disliked every one of them. The plot dragged on with nothing happening. I gave it every opportunity, but after learning that the main character, Rachel, had once again drunk herself into a stupor or done some other foolish thing to ruin her life, I gave up and deleted the book. Seriously? This is supposed to be a best-seller?

Not recommended at all (not even for fans of Gone Girl).

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