I wanted to quickly share my thoughts after finishing The Girl on the Train. It was on my list of books to read for awhile, so I expected it to be a great book. Overall, I think it was a decent. I didn’t love it, but I liked it enough to finish it. I did want to find out what happened in the end, but it wasn’t one of those books I can’t put down. It took me a few days to read.
The ending wasn’t shocking to me, but if you like thrillers or mystery books, it is worth a read. I didn’t particularly like any of the characters. I can’t decide what characters Hawkins would have wanted the reader to like. She made all of them seem fairly negative to me. That could have been why I didn’t get super wrapped up in the book.
I did like how she connected all of the characters though. Almost every character had some relationship or tie to another character. I also liked how she wrote the book. I liked reading from the perspective of more than one character. It was interesting to know the thoughts, motives, etc. of more than one character. However, sometimes I did get a little confused on which character’s perspective I was reading from.
I would recommend this book, but I wouldn’t have such high expectations for it, the way I did. I think it was well-written, but it dragged on a bit to long, with an ending that didn’t come as a huge surprise.