The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
There are things I like about this book and there are things that don’t settle well with me about it. I like the plot and how the main thread weaved throughout the read along with a few side threads but it doesn’t feel like they were all well thought through or maybe they didn’t grab the interest level as well or it was just a side thought that never became fully realized. I didn’t feel a rising tide like in other thriller books, nor did I feel much suspense. It was more like I was along for the ride with this one. The characters seem authentic enough but the way they were presented and developed I didn’t like any of them which made it difficult to connect and care about any of them. The writing is good, which helps a lot. Overall it’s a good book but nothing I’d get overly excited about. I received an ARC through Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my opinion.
I thought this was a decent book, but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out why it went super popular.
Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review
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I’ve discovered a growing list of books I thought were ok, 3 stars, had rave reviews by a large number of readers. Most of those also have a significant number of readers who disliked them enough to only give 1 or 2 stars or put them in the DNF pile.
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