For the last couple of months, the wife and I have been swapping book
recommendations. It’s starting to turn into the Sherman family book club over
The last recommendation I gave the wife, was Dark Matter: A Novel (which
we both loved) so I figured it was time for me to pick up one of the books she
had recently recommended.
Insert The Girl on the Train which the wife blasted through in a few
days last year. I tend to be skeptical that I’ll enjoy the wife’s
recommendations because I’m not really into the whole murder mystery /
psychological thriller genre.
So fast forward a week later, I finished up the book. It was a quick read that
was told via three unreliable female narrators. The book formatted very much
like journal entries. The stories being told by the three voices weave in and
out throughout the book.
Every chapter ended up being dated at the start and for most of the book, I
didn’t pay much mind to the relation of the dates from chapter to chapter.
Without giving much away, the three stories are told on separate time lines so
the chapters aren’t necessarily linear.
All in all, I thought it was a pretty good read. I really liked that I had
fallen down some conspiracy theory rabbit holes about the characters in the
book, only to be disproved by the end of it.
Probably worth a read before seeing the movie as I haven’t heard anything good
about the movie.
Oh! You may have noticed that last month I did an epic tome of a post covering
all of the books I had read in December. NO MORE! Since hardly anybody
reads below the fold, I figured I’d start the new year by doing individual book
reviews as I finish up each book.