The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
“The Girl on the Train” - a book filled with mystery, emotion and twists, (almost guaranteed to keep you on your toes) tells the story of a young woman whose life is far from perfect. Each morning she travels on the same train to the same destination, each day with a different story to tell. Life seemed almost uniformed; catch the train to a job she didn’t have, spend the day walking until the train arrived to take her to her friend’s apartment where she lived. Nights would be spent drinking away her loneliness, only to find her sober self facing the same thoughts the next morning. The only thing that kept her from going over the edge was the couple who lived in the house her train stopped near. The house and the couple reminded her of how perfect her life was before her husband divorced her and before her life fell into ruins. Each day she’d fantasize about the adventures the young couple would have and about what kind of life they led. She liked this and she felt a sense of clarity dreaming about this… until it became real.
The Girl on the Train teaches many lessons and reveals ideas that are only found in the deepest crevices of our mind. This book makes us feel what she feels and see what she sees, making us view the world in an entirely different way. Hawkins shows us that there’s a story behind every face and every scene and that life is never what it seems. Do yourself a favor and reserve a copy at one of the Camden Libraries today.