When I first started reading The Girl on the Train and saw that it was written in present tense, I admit that I cringed. These days so many thrillers are being written in present tense that it's just getting old. However, in The Girl on the Train present tense makes sense. It's written as if a friend is sitting across the table, telling me the story. It reads effortlessly and true, even though the book is full of unreliable narrators. There's Rachel, a blackout drunk who rarely remembers what she's done the night before, Megan, who disappears after she is seen kissing a man who is not her husband, and Anna, the new wife of Rachel's ex-husband who is paranoid and in denial. The book twists and turns all throughout as their stories weave together, until the shocking ending that I admit I saw coming, but it didn't matter. It was just as intriguing and interesting to read anyways as it all came to a close. Highly recommended for those who love a good psychological thriller!
Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers.