"The Girl On The Train" - Paula Hawkins (2015)
The story is told through the eyes of three women. But mostly, this is Rachel..." the girl on the train's"...story to tell. Rachel is a really messed up piece of work. Recently divorced, depressed and a bit delusional about life in general. Plus she's struggling with a pretty good drinking problem. She rides the train every day fantasizing about this and that when she sees something a bit unusual while passing by a house she has passed hundreds of times before. And decides to get involved.
It's a fustercluck of strange choices she makes on her attempts to find closure, but putting all that aside, the mystery/thriller is fascinating and a lot of fun. Paula Hawkins, with her best-selling debut novel, does an especially fine job showing Rachel's struggle with alcohol, It really rings true. Unfortunately, the payout at the end was a bit of a lowball and could have used a few more pitches. It just felt rushed. Nonetheless, this was a quick, entertaining read and I'm glad I did.
"Long Train Runnin'" - The Doobie Brothers / "The Captain and Me" (1973)
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