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The Girl on the Train
The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives. Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. 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 lifeas she sees itis 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 offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good? Compulsively readable, The Girl on the Train is an emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller and an electrifying debut.
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Bibliophile_22
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Mehso-so

Suspenseful story but the characters were irritating

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Roary47
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Mehso-so

3✨ It was a decent mystery thriller. I suspected most of what would happen. It is written in 3 different perspectives. Rachel is an alcoholic who may have seen something, but she was so drunk she‘s having trouble remembering the night. One turns into our missing person, and the last helps us tie the two together. Read for #roll100 -May @PuddleJumper

PuddleJumper Awesome! 3w
Ruthiella This was a so-so for me too. I particularly thought the author used Rachel‘s alcoholic interludes to suit the story which felt unrealistic to me. 3w
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Roary47
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That dust cloud is Zombie enjoying a dust bath. Carmel is waiting her turn. Listening to the tagged in the shade while the kids are playing. 🥰

SRWCF Awww, I miss having chickens dust bathing! We are down to one chicken who is 14 years old and she doesn't do all the things she used to when she was younger. 3w
Roary47 @SRWCF wow! I have two left of my original 10 as my oldest at 3 years old. The heat got to quite a few. 😢 3w
SRWCF @Roary47 That's too bad. We used to have a mister going for ours during the hot days and kept a fan in their coop. 3w
paperwitchs Is that a silkie? I always wanted chickens ! 3w
Roary47 @paperwitchs sadly no. I haven‘t had a silkie yet. Both of these ladies are Turkens 3w
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Kshakal
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Eggs Perfection 🚊 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How could I forget this one?! 🚂 3mo
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audreydmcgee
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Mehso-so

I was really hoping this would be better but it was just okay. There were a few twists that I didn‘t see coming but overall, I‘m just glad I could count it as Popsugar Prompt 2.

WJCintron There's a movie if you want to watch it. The protagonist is Laura Prepon
who played Alex Vause in Orange is the new black. 😃 👍
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audreydmcgee @WJCintron Yeah I‘m check it out to see if it‘s a little better 4mo
WJCintron @audreydmcgee Let me know if you liked it. It's not the best movie ever made, but at least they tried, lol. 4mo
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alineayumi
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Just finished reading and I loved it!! Psychological triller is my favorite genre and this book didn‘t disappoint!

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4thhouseontheleft
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Mehso-so

I read this book solely to fulfill the #pop21 “book everyone seems to have read but you” prompt.

The narration was great in the 🎧 📖, which is what made this tolerable. There‘s a reason why I didn‘t read this when everyone else was, I knew it was not for me. And I was right! It wasn‘t terrible, but there are so many better psychological thrillers out there.

Megabooks Very much agree with your review! 8mo
Susanita Not everyone. I bailed after one chapter! 8mo
SayersLover I‘ll admit I couldn‘t make it past the first 2 pages. I never did understand what all the hype was about. @4thhouseontheleft 8mo
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Cinfhen I enjoyed this when I read it but I wonder how it would fare now- 8mo
TrishB I finished it, but hate read most of it. 8mo
staci.reads You're not alone. I read it when it first came out and thought it was really bad. 8mo
Larkken I‘ve stalled out on this one 3 times 😂 8mo
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JordanGuevara
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For those of you who enjoy a really shocking and suspenseful boom The Girl on the Train IS for you. The day after a horrible drunken stupor that Rachel barely remembers she hears horrible news.. Megan Hipwell who Rachel called Jess went missing. She is interrogated later that day by police as she was seen in the area where Megan lived the same day she went missing. Rachel didnt explain everything to the police and later feels that she must

JordanGuevara
Before she got intoxicated on the day Megan went missing, Rachel saw Megan kiss another man. Rachel emails Megan‘s husband Scott Hipwell aka Jason to tell him that she saw Megan kiss another man who could be a suspect. Scott responds and they meet in person.
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JordanGuevara Scott shows Rachel a photo of a man who could be the one who Megan kissed. The man in the photo is who from Megans POVs in the book we know as her therapist dr Kamal Abdic. Rachel confirms that he was the man she kissed. 8mo
JordanGuevara The POV in the novel is first person. What makes the author‘s technique and the novel quite interesting is how the narration is shared by 3 women but all in first person. Thus creating 2 wonderful subplots that make the novel so crazy and shocking and full of plot twists. 8mo
MissYaremcio Nicely done Jordan! I loved this book and found it so creepy! I'm glad that you are enjoying it! 6/6 8mo
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JordanGuevara
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For the thrill seekers and mystery lovers The Girl on the Train is certainly one of the best novels one could read. Its foreboding beginning introduces Rachel a divorcee who rides the train daily to and from Asbury to London so it appears she is employed. On the way she passes through her old town Whitney. There each day she spies on her ex husband Tom and his new family in their old home as well as this couple she calls Jess and Jason.

JordanGuevara She idolizes this couple though she doesn‘t know them. To cope with her pain towards the divorce Rachel drinks quite heavily. Everywhere she goes she is drinking or buying cans of gin. One day she drinks at the park in Whitney and completely blacks out. She wakes up safe and sound back at home but she awakens in fear. She is terribly marked in blood and bruises and her head is gashed. The only clue leading to what events took place the night 9mo
JordanGuevara before is a voicemail left by her distraught ex threatening to call the police if she ever shows up at his house again. 9mo
MissYaremcio I absolutely love this book!! Glad you are enjoying it! I was just missing the picture and the theme! 3/6 9mo
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PoodleMama99
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Not on a par with Gone Girl but definitely worth the read.

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this_teacher_reads
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Just started this one. It‘s been in my TBR pile for a while, so I‘m excited to finally get to read it.

this_teacher_reads Loved it! 9mo
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peaches424
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Very cool. Kept me guessing. I love how you get to know each of the female characters from the first person perspective. Loved the ending.

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BriannaT
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Mehso-so

3/5 I liked the switching POV of this book because it added to the mystery. We switch between 3 women at different points in time: the main character, a mistress, and a victim. However, I had difficulty relating to the characters and didn‘t empathize with them as much as others did - maybe because there was a LOT of infidelity and alcohol. The book kept my interest as I read, but I was able to predict the ending before the big reveal.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @klou
Prompt: Julianne Moore

Klou Perfect! 12mo
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BacklistReader
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Panpan

I‘ve not got much to say in this one. I actually wasn‘t able to figure out who it was till right before you‘re told but I felt pretty meh through the whole book. I had no feeling for any of the characters so I just didn‘t really care.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loathe this book, and all the characters 12mo
BacklistReader @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego my mom read it around the time it came out so when I finished we talked and felt pretty much the same. We did have to agree that the way Hawkins portrayed the black out drinking seemed accurate though. 12mo
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lfrye
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I love the writing style concept, but each chapter is titled with a date and time of day. At times, it was hard to remember what "date" you left off on- unfortunately that infor was pertinent as they sometimes backtracked as it was a diff perspective from a diff character. Entertaining, well written, with just enough twists, relatability, and just a little bit predictable, but in a way that you appreciate. 3/5

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BacklistReader
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June TBR

I threw in a couple extra so we‘ll see how this goes.

#clearurshit #tbr

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Ehhhh idk why I thought of this book... It‘s a hot mess with no likable characters. Rachel #meddles in a situation which sends her down a rabbit hole and finally to the truth. And talk about character flaws! All of these have major issues!

#MayCharacters

Eggs Yes!!!!! Agreed 🥰🥰 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I hated this book. All the characters were awful. 14mo
RachelAmphlett Yeah, I struggled. I so wanted to like it, but... 14mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego LOL!! I wanted to say hate!! Thank you!! (edited) 14mo
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estrellagris
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"Who was it said that following your heart is a good thing? It is pure egotism, a selfishness to conquer all."

By portraying the protagonist as pathetically possible as she could, Hawkins's heroine is still capable of drawing attention, empathy and even relatability at times. The beauty of the fallen doesn't come through as flashy or stable, yet the straight forward nature it convey hits the chords fairly well.

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CaffeineAndCandy
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Begins with a girl on a train and what she sees out the window. A lady comes up missing and the woman who rides the train has an alcoholism problem that discredits the information she has for police. Drunkenness prevents her from clearly remembering what happened that night, but it slowly comes back to her, to the horror of those involved. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) Rachel 😱 🍺🤯
2) Behind Her Eyes 👀 WTH ?! Christine threw the book! 🤣🤣🤣
3) too many to count!!

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs #1 yahhhhh drunk girl omg like watching a train wreck. #2-I read this a few yrs ago...apparently it‘s ending did not stick in my mind 😳😳. Thanks for playing luv 💕💕💕 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs yes!! She was a hot mess!!! 1y
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Cazxxx
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BacklistReader
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Nightmare by Halsey

Scary/horror books

These are more mystery/thriller but I‘m easily scared so I say they fit.

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2020 #btboctober20

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Cosmos_Moon
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1* not necessarily the specific tagged, but thrillers are pretty overrated to me.
2* it doesn‘t matter to me where I‘m reading. The books take me away.
3* caramel!

#wondrouswednesday
Thanks for the tag @Eggs 🥰

Anyone else still want to play?

Eggs Thanks so much for playing 🍫🤗👏🏻📚🧡 2y
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Wordsling
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Pickpick

Written in the first person, this book is like being inside a depressed, neurotic woman's head as she tries to make sense of a shifting reality while seeking the truth behind a woman's disappearance. Murder, adultery, a protagonist who has hit rock bottom - there are elements that keep you hooked till the very end.
Rating 4

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Cosmos_Moon
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Mehso-so

I don‘t read thrillers/murder mysteries very often, but this was pretty good. I didn‘t love it but it did keep me intrigued. I thought the infidelity theme was a bit overplayed, but it tied into the story, I suppose.

September #doublespin #bookspin
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks I remember this as being fun when I read it, but now I can't think of a single plot point, so it apparently wasn't super memorable haha 2y
Cosmos_Moon @TheAromaofBooks it has three POVs of Rachel, Anna and Megan, and it turns out to be a strange love hexagon... one of them was murdered, they all either cheat, get cheated on, or are a mistress, their husbands are pretty horrible. I heard there‘s a movie, which might be alright. I‘ll check it out 😜 thanks! 2y
Cosmos_Moon I had to change to so-so, because it really isn‘t one I would strongly recommend, now that I think about it, and read my own review 😂 2y
TheAromaofBooks haha I often change my rating on a book when I sit down to actually articulate my thoughts! 2y
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Cosmos_Moon
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She‘s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks, her grave marked with a cairn.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Lass972
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Thriller and Suspense.
Ones you start the book there is no out.
Every bit of a page Turner.

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nicoleyosick
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book, but found it a little slow moving.

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Samthestitcher
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I loved this book immediately. I enjoyed the style of writing, the personal voices and the ending was better than superb.

madams421 Yes I loved this one! 2y
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Mellyhilly
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I absolutely loved this book!! My fifth book of #lockdown and the one I‘ve read the quickest. I didn‘t want to put it down. I had watched the film years ago and didn‘t fully remember the story line which worked perfectly with all the twists in the story. I really loved the book and would highly recommend it

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iliana.airey
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I'm still reading this book, The Girl On The Train, but it's still amazing! It has so many plot twists and it never fails to keep me engaged. There is a recurring symbol of alcohol in this book, as Rachel seems to struggle with being an alcoholic throughout the book. If you like books that have a lot of ups and downs then this is definitely a good read for you!

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Iliana! Sorry for the spoiler earlier this semester! This post was about POV! 2y
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Princess_Alissa
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I didn‘t go on my walk yesterday because it was raining most of the day. But I made up for it by starting The Girl in the Train on audiobook. #BFC #BFC28

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FairyFiona
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this book, didn't take me long to read as I was quite engrossed in it!
Another one I've had on my bookshelf for so long, wish I'd read it sooner!

Cosmos_Moon Cool, I just got this one a few weeks ago! 2y
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Savugirl
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Rereading this

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Auntynanny
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This book was so exciting! I could barely put it down!

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Pageturner1
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I read this book before movie came out so I could compare. At first the author confused me with switching from character to character. It started a little slow for me but it got better for me. I enjoyed the book more than the movie.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#ObnoxiousCharacter
#AuldLangReads

🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤯😫 Rachel!!

Leftcoastzen She‘s a a train wreck! See what I did there?!?😂 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🖤 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Leftcoastzen I did!! Perfect 😉 2y
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maich Cute mugc😍 2y
Mishu94 @Leftcoastzen I did not like her character at all! She really was a train wreck! 😂😂 (edited) 2y
Mishu94 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks how are you liking it? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mishu94 I read this years ago and didn‘t like it at all!! 2y
Mishu94 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks haha neither did I! It was so badly written 😂🤦‍♂️ 2y
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LogiKitty
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trying out the #popsugarchallenge this year - everyone is really loving their spreadsheets (and so much power to yall for your awesome work with g-sheets and excel) and i feel left out over here just chilling on Notion with a checklist 😅😅 all tentative ideas, none confirmed quite yet!

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LogiKitty
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I'm starting to notice this theme of thriller novels having characters with alcohol issues 😐 doesn't it get old demonizing alcoholism?
on another thought...i noticed Goodreads doesn't allow you to update anymore beyond a general update. Anyone know why?

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TiredLibrarian
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1) I have a scar from mid-chest to groin. I probably own 50 lipsticks. I have a remote storage unit just for books.
2) Tagged. WTH was the big deal?
3) Yes
4) Too cold. If you're too hot, you can't just (legally) remove all your clothes; if you're too cold, you can snuggle up in more layers!
Thanks, @Alora #litsylearn

Alora Ouhhh 50 lipsticks?! Lol. Thank you for playing! I‘m going to guess that lie is that you have a remote storage unit for books?! 3y
TiredLibrarian @Alora You're too good at this! 💄💋😎 3y
Alora Hahaha yay! 😂 50 lipsticks?! Amazing! Lol💄 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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OriginalCyn620 No! I loved this one! 😂 3y
coffees Maybe these aren't your type of books? 😆 I remember you also didn't like Gone Girl? (Or was it just the MC you didn't like?) 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Crimson613 it‘s the mc I think!! 3y
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Readswithcoffee I really, really disliked this book. I finished it, but only gave it one star ⭐️ 3y
REPollock I hated this book. One where I literally wished for the hours of my life back I spent reading it. 3y
mydearwatson I liked it, and I love psychological thrillers, but I‘m a little tired of MCs that are constantly drinking. I don‘t care that they drink; it‘s just an overdone thing. 3y
CaitlinR Her 2nd is even more disappointing. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Readswithcoffee I‘m not sure I would give it that!! Lol 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @REPollock me too!!!!! Omg!!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @mydearwatson I agree! I have The Woman in the Window and I‘ve heard it‘s similar... 3y
Hooked_on_books I love this type of book usually but found this one way overhyped. I wasn‘t impressed. I feel the same way about Riley Sager. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CaitlinR was that Into The Water with 75 characters?! 😫 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hooked_on_books I‘ve only read Final Girls, but I have his others... 3y
ephemeralwaltz Uurgh i hated it 😂😂 3y
Susanita Yeah I bailed on this one pretty early. She seemed like a hot mess. 3y
ferskner YES! I don't get the love for this at all. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ferskner me either!!! She WAS a train wreck!!! 3y
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fifis_bookshelf
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This book was so hard to put down, I really enjoyed this one.

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Reading-in-LallahLand
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is a sad book. It touches on a few sensitive real life topics. A lot of raw emotions expressed.

I enjoyed the story. It was well written and kept me tangled in the characters feelings.

If you can get this in audio version, the narrator does a beautiful job.

#thegirlonthetrain #paulahawkins #bookstagram #bookreview #4star #lallahbookreview #readinginlallahland

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KirstieE
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I‘m late to the party with this one but I‘m so glad I picked it up! Really good plot line, fast moving and kept me guessing the whole time!

4 🌟 #screamathon

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LokiDokey
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Day 9 #FallIsBooked and #Cozy
Skeleton socks and Thriller books make a cozy combo for both fallisbooked and the scarathlon event
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620
#scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your socks!!! 💀 3y
OriginalCyn620 Indeed! 👌🏻🎃🍁🍂 3y
veritysalter Your socks 🧦 ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
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RaeLovesToRead
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100 pages in and loving it so far! My copy has such a pretty cover (the page edges are coloured red) 😍❤

batsy Lovely edition! 3y
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