There’s nothing like a Wednesday for thinking about the books we want to read! My Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday post is linking up with two fabulous book memes, Wishlist Wednesday (hosted by Pen to Paper) and Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine).
This week’s pick:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
(to be released January 27, 2015)
A debut psychological thriller about a woman who becomes emotionally entangled in a murder investigation because of something she witnesses on her daily commute.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and every night. Every day she rattles over the same track junctions, flashes past the same stretch of cozy suburban homes. And every day she stops at the same signal and she sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof deck, living the perfect life that Rachel craves for herself—a lifestyle she recently lost. She looks forward to observing this household every morning, even makes up names and narratives for its residents. Then one day Rachel sees someone new in their garden, and soon after, the woman who lived there disappears.
Unable to keep this information to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and in the process is drawn into the lives of the couple she thought of as Jason and Jess but whose names—she has learned from the news—are really Megan and Scott Hipwell.
But the police accuse Rachel of being unreliable, and it’s true that her memories can’t always be trusted. Plus there are the stories that her ex-husband’s new wife has been spreading about her. By the time Megan’s body is found, Rachel is in over her head, intricately entangled in the details of the investigation, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she put others in danger? Has she done more harm than good?
A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.
I just entered a giveaway for this book, and I really hope I get a copy!
What are you wishing for this Wednesday?
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10 thoughts on “Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday: The Girl on the Train”
I don’t read many thrillers but I hope you will enjoy this one when it comes out 🙂 Thank you for sharing.
I saw this on someone’s WWW Wednesday last week, and I really want to read it! I might pick up Christies “4.30 from paddiington” or “murder on the orient express” as well for interesting comparison reasons
people sure do love murder on trains amirite!?
Yup, murder on trains is definitely a “thing”! Good idea about Murder on the Orient Express! I saw the movie version so long ago, but I’ve never read the book (*adding to list right now*). And there was the Doctor Who episode from a few weeks ago… 🙂
haha that is what the episode was based on, Christie definitely had a way with memorable plots which everyone loves copying ;3
I don’t read that many Adult but when I see psychological thriller, HAVE TO. That cover is making me a little sick though, haha.
Kirsty @ StudioReads
Ha, yeah, it’s a bit dizzy, I agree!
Oh I have a copy of this one which I can’t wait to read! It was my first ARC of 2015 and has been waiting patiently to be read 🙂
Oh, lucky you! I hope to get my hands on it soon!
I like the sound of this one! Always down for a good thriller though. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!