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Hot Key Book Club: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

the girl on the train

This month I was the lucky chosen one who gets to pick the Hot Key Book Club book and I thought I’d pick something that seems to have everyone talking at the moment, Paula Hawkins’ THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

I love a crime novel anyway, anything that’s a fast-paced slightly creepy thriller and I’m sold so I’m especially drawn to this one.

For starters the cover is great, a step up from the GONE GIRL typographic trend and very cleverly done (well done, Transworld). And the gushing quote from Before I Go to Sleep author, S J Watson (a great thriller if you’ve not read it yet) is enough to make me pick this up.

The blurb on Goodreads is intriguing too:

To everyone else in this carriage I must look normal; I’m doing exactly what they do: commuting to work, making appointments, ticking things off lists. Just goes to show.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every evening. Every day she passes the same Victorian terraces, stops at the same signal, and sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and Jess seem so happy together.

Then one day Rachel sees something she shouldn’t have seen, and soon after, Jess disappears. Suddenly Rachel is chasing the truth and unable to trust anyone. Not even herself.
Tense, taut, twisty and surprising . . . The Girl on the Train creeps right under your skin and stays there.

If you’re as intrigued as us then you’ve got plenty of time to join in with the book club, we won’t be reviewing this one until the end of March. Let us know on Twitter (@hotkeybooks) if you’re planning to read this too.