Monday, August 22, 2016

a book in review!

Brief Summary:

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?


Okay, I'm going to start this off by saying I LOVED this book. It had been on my to be read list for a while. Every time I would head into B&N, I'd see it and say "oh I gotta read that." Then MK bought it and the rest as they say is history. It's the first paperback I've read since last Summer and it was hard to put down! Even though I couldn't lay in my normal reading postition (on my side, in bed, almost in a cocoon) But enough with the backstory, let's get into the review...I read this book in Emily Blunt's voice (she'll be playing Rachel in the movie out this October) and I know that sounds a little strange, but it just worked. This story has everything you want in a thriller type tale. It sucks you in from her first train ride. You just have to figure out what it happening. I wanted Rachel to come out on top, I felt like I was the friend she so desperately needed. The twists and turns will keep you guessing, until like me, you think you've figured it out (MK has the text with my conclusion) and then BAM-another twist. The author's writing style is what makes this book so gripping, the back and forth in narrative really develops each character. I can't say enough how excited I am for the movie, MK & I already have a plan for a large popcorn and wine juice boxes ;) I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who loves a messed up thriller that is guaranteed to leave you wanting more, xo!