Genre: Thriller / Psychological / Mystery
Publisher : Doubleday
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?
I decided to write my review of the book given that the movie adaptation is coming out this month. I had picked up the book from the best sellers shelf in the airport, let me say it was the most expensive book I’d ever bought and at that stage i didn’t even hear about the hype of it.
The book was a good read, easily laid out. Exciting ending. However the slow pace through so much of the book was a little bit of a let down, hopefully that slow start will not be adapted into the movie and perhaps make it better than the book but we shall see. I feel a bit generous giving this a 3 out of 5 stars but parts of it do deserve it. I probably would recommend this book but at this stage people have either read or heard or well going to watch the movie.