The Girl on the Train
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

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?

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The Girl on the Train Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    Oct 4, 2016

    Will Byrnes

    I read this one out of curiosity. Aware that it had been a huge market success, I wondered if it merited the sales. According to Riverhead, The Girl on the Train is, or was, the fastest-selling adult hardcover fiction debut ever. And that is a shame. With so many great books being publ...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Sep 22, 2016

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: “If I sit in carriage D, which I usually do, and the train stops at the signal, which it almost always does, I have a perfect view into my favorite trackside house: number fifteen.” I had requested (and was denied,...

  • Steffi
    Aug 8, 2016


    this review and more on my blog -> mereadingbooksCaution. There might be some ranting ahead.This has frequently been called the next Gone Girl. And yes, that is to some extend why I wanted to read this. I wanted something suspenseful; an unreliable narrator; and lots of “what t...

  • Franco  Santos
    Jul 12, 2016

    Franco Santos

    El hijo idiota de Gone Girl. Una decepción enorme. El libro empezaba bien, con personajes bien desarrollados y una trama que prometía mucho. Sin embargo, conforme iba leyendo se iba volviendo lento y pesado. Daba vueltas alrededor de lo mismo y no avanzaba. También era cansino...

  • Jennifer
    Jul 4, 2016


    Re-read: June 2016I can't wait for this movie!! The trailer is so kickass I can't stand it. Doing a re-read to pacify my craziness. If you haven't seen it yet, here is the youtube link for the trailer.Original Review: January 2015Have you ever DNF’d a book? Well, I encourage you t...

  • Lisa
    Jun 21, 2016


    I am so disappointed in this one. It started out promising enough, but the writing and the drama got old fast. There was really only one person who could have done it, and because of that I kept thinking it must be someone else. But it wasn't someone else. It was THAT PERSON. By the ti...

  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    Jun 8, 2016

    Aj the Ravenous Reader

    “There is something comforting at the sight of strangers safe at home.” I admit that I’m no expert when it comes to this genre. In fact, as to date, I have only read three books including this that falls under this category, so I will have to base my review on the gen...

  • Lola  Reviewer
    May 9, 2016

    Lola Reviewer

    Pfffiou... I feel like I've been holding my breath for 325 pages and only now finally exhaled. ...

  • Kemper
    Dec 9, 2015


    “Esssscuse me. Is this seat taken? Thanks. I like to sits bys the wimdow. Would you likes a little bit of wine? You know what they say, a little vino would be keen-o. No? Mores for me then. Oh, check it out. *BURP* WhatwasIsaying? Oh, sees that house over there going by? That used...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
    Dec 2, 2015

    Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)

    2015 reads : So. This is the ONLY GR award winner I actually liked. • One sudden disappearance.• Two train journeys a day while Rachel seeks happiness out of her life. Morning, evening, morning, evening. All these fucking useless days. I suffered for her, because she's so l...