The Girl on the Train, Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

The Girl on the Train is a nail-biting thriller about a woman named Rachel who rides the train every day into the city and watches people in their houses as she travels by. She becomes attached to one couple in particular, creating names and life stories for them to occupy herself on her commute. When the woman Rachel has been watching goes missing, Rachel is determined to help, even though she is an unreliable witness and unsure of what she really knows. You'll be shocked by all of the twists and turns in this story!

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version starring Emily Blunt. Check out the trailer above for the movie adaptation if you want to get a feel for the series. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

We'll read through page 107 for next week, so make sure to read that section before checking out the next blog post. I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments!