First of all, thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my Top Ten Tuesday yesterday (and today), I wish all of you a great summer of reading, and hope you manage to do all the reading you have planned. Secondly, I have another Wishlist Wednesday post for all of you (and would also like to let you know that a new review of my most current read Slated should be coming very soon!). The topic of today’s Wishlist Wednesday is a book that I’m really looking forward to reading (and this one has actually been released for a while for once since I’ve only done anticipated releases so far) but just haven’t got around to yet, The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins
A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
A compulsively readable, emotionally immersive, Hitchcockian thriller that draws comparisons to Gone Girl, The Silent Wife, or Before I Go to Sleep, this is an electrifying debut embraced by readers across markets and categories.
I’ve heard such good things about this book, and I have to admit the premise really intrigues me. I love a good psychological thriller and when they’re done well, they’re absolutely fantastic, but when they’re not so good, they can be really bad. From the reviews I’ve read, it seems like this falls into the former category, and I just have a gut feeling about this book. You know when you read a synopsis of a book, and you’re like “I know I’m going to like this”? That is the feeling I got with this book, and my gut instinct is usually right so I’m really excited. I love the absolute mindfuckery of a good psychological thriller and I’m hoping this one has that in spades. It has some big shoes to fill, Dangerous Girls was a psychological thriller that absolutely blew my mind, and Gone Girl was great too, but I have high hopes for this book. I hope it’s as good as everyone says it is, and as good as I feel like it’s going to be.
I will have another Wishlist Wednesday for you next week, but tomorrow I will be doing my Thursday Quotables post, so look out for that one.