EVERY DAY THE SAME… Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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.
UNTIL TODAY… 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 foes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation bit in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
I watched the trailer first (guilty!). The trailer would give you the idea that the main character did something, that she was dangerous — she was even afraid of herself … but the book is way different. I heard so much about this book and I heard a lot about the movie. I really don’t know if I will watch the movie after those not-so-nice feedback!
Anyway! This book was written in 3 perspectives, Rachel (main character), Megan and Anna.
Rachel, the main character, is an alcoholic. Her life was messed up after her divorce. No Job. Running out of funds. And is living with an Oh-so-nice friend. She rides the same train everyday, same route, and always watch a couple which she named JESS and JASON.
Megan (JESS), a woman who is still haunted by her past. She seems so perfect on the outside but she is completely shattered inside — a lot of secrets. She went missing and was found dead a few weeks later.
Anna, is the new wife of Tom (Rachel’s ex-husband). Paranoid. Submissive. — that’s how I see her on the first few chapters but at the end… whew! a different Anna 🙂
The story as a whole was exciting, I keep on having questions like, where is Megan? Did Rachel kill her? Or is it this person? or that person??? I liked how the mystery was unveiled. I liked the connection of each and every character in the story.
This book has a lot of surprises. So Thrilling. I can’t wait to watch it! — or should I not???
The holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mould yourself through the gaps.