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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Book Review and Thoughts

Hi everyone 🙂

Today we are on cloud nine as we have a new member on our TJD team. It’s Sameeksha Alva, who is a dear friend of mine and an avid reader. She’ll be writing about books that she loves reading and wants us to know about.

A little about her before you read her review about The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins!

First things first, Sameeksha is a proud Leo! 😛 haha And someone who can literally bring the house down! If she is in a room filled with books and food, she would forget the world.  You take away these two things and she will make sure YOU forget the world. LOL :’D She is a kid at heart with an athletic body that could make you swoon, credits go to her being a national level swimmer. 🙂 Sassy, chirpy and crazy. That’s what defines her 😀 I’ll stop right here because if I talk more, I might reveal a lot which needs to be kept between us 😀 So now, read her first review of “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins on our blog.


Monotonous. Her once steady life was now spiraling out of control. Only two things prevailed in Rachel Watson’s life. Alcohol and hangovers.

Routine kept her going, she went through the notions everyday; religiously catching the train from Ashbury to Euston. Along the way, she passes by a row of Victorian houses. Twice a day she is offered a view into the lives of the people who reside there. There was one house she always watched, fixated on even. Number 15 housed a couple who seemed like the golden couple to her. She had named them Jess and Jason in her head, imagining them to be living a perfect life and trying to live vicariously through them. But that’s the thing about observing things from a distance; the closer you get, the easier it is to spot the cracks.

BOOK Book Reviews 11514819042One night, after she’d had a little too much to drink (again), she decides to miss the habitual phone call she makes to her ex-husband and instead resolves to step it up a notch and pay him a visit. But then again, when do things ever go exactly as planned? She is greeted to another blackout the next morning and all she remembers is getting on the train. There is a prickly feeling at the back of her mind. As though she’s missing some vital information. Something bad. And her blood matted hair did nothing to convince her of a night gone right. Her fears are confirmed as she comes across the news the next day; her blood running cold and dread filling up at the pit of her stomach.

Paula Hawkins offers a good read for a lazy afternoon. Albright being slow paced ‘The Girl on the Train’ is a psychological thriller that keeps you glued to it’s pages. Entwining 3 narrator’s with their flawed personalities, the central subject revolving on the different layers of people and their psyche being unpredictable. She makes the statement that you never really know a person, no matter how long you’ve known them. You will surely look at people differently after reading this book!

the girl on the train book review the jeromy diariesOn TJD score card,

                                  Grade                         Meaning
                                  A+                      Excellent, MUST buy!
                                  A                      Very good, worth a try
                                  B+                      Good
                                  B                      Satisfactory
                                  C+                      Go on, take a risk
                                  F                      EPIC fail! Stay away!

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins scores Grade B 🙂 ”

She’ll be back with more, so stay tuned! 😀

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  1. That was such a fab read Sam :* Looking forward to more reviews from you! 😀