With secrets, betrayals and three unreliable (and
unlikable) narrators, The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller that’s
being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.
This intriguing story is set in London where the
chronically drunk Rachel spends a daily commute obsessing over her ex-husband
and imagining a perfect life-- not for herself but for a younger couple that lives
in her former neighborhood. As in Gone Girl Rachel’s narrative and that of her romantic rival just don’t add up. Throw in the perspective of the new young
woman on the block and the ride really gets interesting-- especially when one of
the narrators goes missing.