The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins

fiction crime thriller dark mysterious tense medium-paced

336 pages | first published 2015

Description

EVERY DAY THE SAMERachel 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 breakfastin...
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Moods

mysterious 88%
dark 79%
tense 69%
emotional 27%
sad 18%
adventurous 13%
challenging 9%
reflective 6%
hopeful 1%

Pace

medium 57%
fast 28%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 53% | Plot: 25% | Character: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 46% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 23%

Loveable characters?

No: 62% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 4% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.65