Have you ever read a book that won a bunch of awards, seems to be loved by all, but you didn’t like it? That’s what happened to me when I read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m not going to say I hated it…it was ok. But I honestly don’t understand all of the hype about it.
Ok so the main character’s an alcoholic…and rides the train past her ex-husbands house–ALL OF THE TIME. I couldn’t quite get past the messed up stalker tendencies in her character. It took pretty much all I had in me to continue reading the book through the monotony of riding the train.
Hawkins did succeed in the twist at the end of the book, but I really wish I didn’t have to wait until I was 3/4 done with the book to get any hint of excitement out of it.
I rated this one 3/5 stars on Goodreads–purely for that twist.