So what goes on in this book - let’s find out...
In short Girl on a Train is far fetched and completely unbelievable. Now I’m first to admit often mystery books are and you need to suspend your belief to enjoy the book, which I guess is part of what makes it escapism. This however was just ridiculous. The ‘clues’ left by Elly were thin to the point of stupid and the mental leaps Anna makes to connect the dots laughable or just bizarre. Plus throw in the fact that Ely’s story connects with Anna’s past you shake your head in disbelief.
At no point did I feel pulled along by the search and in fact purely plodded along just to get to the end - which was 435 pages too far away. The shift in timeframe was also odd. We start in the present with Anna then switch to the past with Elly then back to the present but we the reader now know more that Anna so we have to read through her playing catch up.
I probably enjoyed the last few chapters the most because I genuinely had no idea who killed Elly and the reveal was a good twist but I don’t think the ending can redeem this long, drawn out novel. It’s 5hrs of my life I’ll never get back.