England, 1959: Laurel Nicolson is 16 years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime.
This well written story manages to capture the horror of WW2 while wrapping us into the lives of the characters. All Kate Morton's books have been special but this one is unique! Having lived thru the days myself it felt familiar to me. The characters drew me into the story like I was there.
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No one who roamed the steep green mountains and red-rock canyons of Utah Territory was safe from El Cascabel and his renegade warriors - not Janna Wayland, not the wild stallion Lucifer - not even Ty MacKenzie, the stranger who had come for the stallion, and stayed to capture Janna's heart. Now all three must join forces and make their escape, or die trying.
The story line is excellent. The sex, too specific. While I was captivated by the story, I had to fast forward by the sex scenes.
Audie Award, Audiobook of the Year, 2016. 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 life—as she sees it—is 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.
The story grips my emotions from the beginning, i bounce around in the hearts do the three women feeling their sorrow, frustration, hopelessness and hope. Although I recommend the book to all who love good, well written story, I feel the pain more than enjoyment in reading it. Perhaps that is what the author intended. It certainly makes me thankful for my safe, dull sober days.