|27 July 2016|
What do you do when you are rather ambivalent about a novel, but you instinctively know that many will absolutely love it? I will go ahead and talk about it. And that novel is this week’s recommendation, The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.
A friend of mine had once described it as ‘Gone Girl on a Train’, referring to 2012’s phenomenally successful Gone Girl, the similar success that The Girl on the Train received last year; and some similarities in the stories – unhappy suburban marriages, seemingly regular people-next-door who are really horrible people, and the unreliable narrator as a plot device.