Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She's even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. 'Jess and Jason', she calls them. Their life - as she sees it - is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.
And then she sees something shocking. It's only a minute until the train moves on, but it's enough. Now everything's changed. Now Rachel has a chance to become a part of the lives she's only watched from afar. Now they'll see; she's much more than just the girl on the train...
©2015 Paula Hawkins (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks
"You don't know her. But she knows you. Rear Window meets Gone Girl, in this exceptional and startling psychological thriller. Gripping, enthralling - a top-notch thriller and a compulsive read. " (S J Watson, bestselling author of Before I Go To Sleep.)
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. The author had me guessing who the killer actually was till almost the end. This is one of those books that would be hard to put down. Very entertaining.
It really was a thrilling ride!
The three viewpoints, all in first person.
All the characters were flawed - in a pretty major way.
I wanted to slap Rachelle!
This was an excellent reading of a great thriller. I highly recommend reading it before it's turned into a movie.
54 years old. Love short stories, history, bios,
Entertaining, well written, page turner, never dull, recommended for the lovers of mystery, suspense, crime, and plots that are hiding below the surface of apparently normal lifes
I must admit, I got this book because it was said it’s a bit like Gone Girl. Even if I can imagine what readers meant, I find the two stories are not so much alike. I enjoyed the book nonetheless, especially because the the main narrator does such a great job. With the second and third narrator I had some problems but that was maybe because I couldn’t get a good grip on the characters they were reading.
However, the book is well worth the credit and listening time. If you like your stories wicked, you should give it a try :)
Great story which kept me guessing all the way trough, could be somewhat slow sometimes though. I loved the voices of Rachel and Megan but hated the voice of Anna, it was almost unbearable to listen to. Overall I ended up loving the book!
Love to work, read, eat, take walks and laugh at cartoons. Still hoping to see Tokyo again.
I bought it because of the buzz around it. It worth the time and the money. Loved how the story evolved only with the help of the characters and their feelings. I liked the unexpected twists of situations. It kept me wanting more.
Loved it, didn't want it to end. An engaging story, very well narrated. Kept me guessing!
great narration, interesting story with a good twist at the end. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to the individual characters thoughts and feelings, as the story progressed.
What a boring book!!! Rachael the most boring characters ever, what a waste of my time.
Slow to start but exciting towards the end. Good twist. Kept me guessing all the way through.
"Loved every second"
It's up there with my favourites
Can't compare it to anything since it's not the sort of book I normally buy. I was totally gripped. A great contemporary thriller.
Great plot, fantastic characters, I could not stop listening. I neglected my life utterly while it was playing. I listened to it for so long one day while walking I have a blister on my foot the size of Africa. Loved it. Thanks Paula Hawkins and good luck with the rest.
"Well written and narrated, disappointing ending"
This book was well read by all three narrators who were able to make the characters come alive and make you believe that is who they are.
As many of the reviewers wrote, none of the characters were likeable and I tend to agree but I rather liked that about the book. They characters felt real and could be anyone we know.
The storyline is interesting but unfortunately several important elements on which the story impinged on were hugely disappointing, predictable and clichéd. The main character forgetting everything on the night which the most important events occurred and predictably piecing together her memories was annoying to put up with. The ending being predictable wasn't as disappointing as how it was presented. The culprit pouring out all details felt like the writer had had enough of writer and wanted to hastily finish the book.
Having said that, I finished this book quickly and was always looking forward to jumping in my car on my way to & from work to listen to it. It is on my list on recommended reads.
loved it. Could not stop listening. ........sad when it finished. .cannot wait to start another.
I absolutely loved this book. it's not what you expect. it gives you so much more than you could have imagined. I was hooked. I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what would happen next. I have recommended this book to so many people. it would make an awesome film. I was absolutely gutted when it had finished. Definitely give it a chance
Brilliant first read. Consistent voices for characters. Good pacing and an Intense story i won't forget.
"Probably one of the most captivating stories"
The characters were great, they were very easy to imagine. The story had twists and turns that kept you wanting to listen. It was very cleverly written so that It wasnt predictable.
When Rachel see's megan kissing another man on the terrace.
Great expression and voice acting.
I felt for megan even though she didnt help herself
A fantastic read. I would recommend 100% :)
"Audio book at its best"
three different narrator tell a converging account of an event that binds them. exciting,gripping, compelling listen. keeps you sitting in your car listening. well done!
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