The Girl on the Train
Released: January 2015
Author: Paula Hawkins
Rating: 5 out of 5
The girl on the train was a book published in 2015, and was further released as a feature film in October of 2016. As with many novels which have their time on the big screen, I opted to read the book prior to witnessing the film.
The story runs in a diary style format and from the viewpoints of many different characters within the story. As with many other mystery dramas, this is the perfect way to build a plot and give the reader some choices.
It gives you lots of opportunities to build up scenarios and possible outcomes from the situations within the book, this works fantastically because it constantly keeps the reader engaged and wanting to find out if their assumptions were right or wrong.
Right from the start, you feel immersed into the story, into the mystery. Paula Hawkins has created a perfectly flowing tale, which continues to spring up surprises the more you read. She builds a fantastic mental journey, making you recall small details which may have seemed irrelevant earlier in the novel.
It is a story of love/hate with the characters, which forces you to take sides but might not end the way you would like for the character of your choosing.
Overall, the book is written flawlessly, and will have you shocked along the way, as the tale behind The Girl on the Train unfolds.
The Girl on the Train is available to buy in multiple retailers and online, including iBooks and for Kindle. https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Girl-Train-Paula-Hawkins/0857522310
Alternatively, The Girl on the Train DVD is also available to buy in shops and online. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Train-DVD-Emily-Blunt/dp/B01LO7PJOE/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1486637786&sr=1-1&keywords=the+girl+on+the+train