Author: Paula Hawkins
Translator: Inggrid Nimpoeno
Penerbit Noura Books
If you are addicted to Gillian Flynn's works, the debut of British author Paula Hawkins can be one of the choices since it also delivers a psychological thriller. Many reviews referred to the book as "the next Gone Girl". By early August 2015, the book had sold more than three millions copies in U.S. alone. DreamWorks Pictures is having the right to adapt to novel into screen and planned to be released on October 2016.
The Girl on the Train follows the story of a woman named Rachel, a 32-year-old alcoholic. She's divorced to Tom, her ex-husband who left her for another woman, Anna. Tom and Anna then got married and live in Rachel's former house while Rachel has nothing and finally stays at a friend's house. How tragic.
Everyday, to kill time, Rachel goes on a train to London. Along her journey, she passes the same suburban houses each day and sees the same people going about their lives. She witnesses her old house and the neighborhood and also the 'perfect' couple, Scott and Megan. Then one day she sees something that leads her becoming involved in the murder mystery of Megan.
With those conditions as described above, you can imagine the dark, haunting and depressing plot. If you love a book with twists, turns, and excitement, this one is well worth reading.