If you didn’t make it to theatres to see the movie version of Gillian Flynn’s GONE GIRL, it’s about to be released on January 13th in your DVD store. If you’re one of the very few who held out and didn’t even read the thriller everyone was talking about, it’s not too late. Come in and grab a copy at the library. I’m sure it’s going to be popular again (still).
But what if you read it and are looking for that next great read along the same lines? THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins is starting to get the same buzz.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and evening, rattling over the same junctions, flashing past the same townhouses.The train stops at the same signal every day, and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess, as she calls them, seem so happy. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden. Soon after, Rachel sees the woman she calls Jess on the news. Jess has disappeared.
Through the ensuing police investigation, Rachel is drawn deeper into the lives of the couple she learns are really Megan and Scott Hipwell. As she befriends Scott, Rachel pieces together what really happened the day Megan disappeared. But when Megan’s body is found, Rachel finds herself the chief suspect in the case. Plunged into a world of betrayals, secrets and deceptions, Rachel must confront the facts about her own past and her own failed marriage.
A sinister and twisting story that will keep you guessing at every turn, The Girl on the Train is a high-speed chase for the truth.
This sounds like a LOT of fun. Early reviews are saying that it might not be as complex or fast-paced as GONE GIRL, but who doesn’t like a good thriller to start off the year? Expect to be on hold for this one for a while.
Will you read this book? Have any other suggestions? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!