Author: Paula Hawkins
Link: The Girl on the Train
Damn! That girl can drink.
As I read through the novel, as I watched words turn into sentences and sentences into stories, Rachel, the protagonist of the story got drunk, more and more, with every turn of the page.
At first I had a bit of a difficulty following the storyline as I was not paying much attention. But once I got my head into it, the story got more and more interesting. The story is told from the perspective of three women, Rachel, Megan and Anna, over different timelines.
The novel is definitely a page turner, especially in the second half of the book. Rachel is an alcoholic, with zero will power. You will watch her stumble and tumble from one drunken stupor to another. A good novel always ignites strong (good or bad but strong) feelings in the minds of the reader regarding the protagonist. I felt sympathy, empathy, anger, frustration, disappointment towards Rachel over the course of the book.
The writing is amazing. The sentences are well framed and flow into one another with such an ease which is the true sign of a seasoned writer. The suspense will make you point fingers at everyone at one point or another.