Girl on a Train

  • by A. J. Waines
  • Narrated by Melissa Chambers
  • 9 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Headstrong journalist Anna Rothman knows what suicide looks like - her own husband killed himself five years ago. When Elly Swift, an agitated passenger beside her on a train, leaves a locket in Anna's bag before jumping onto the tracks, Anna starts asking questions. But everything points to suicide and the police close the case.
However, Anna believes that Elly's fears for Toby, her young nephew who was snatched from St. Stephen's church six months ago, fail to explain the true reason behind Elly's distress. Through a series of hidden messages Elly left behind, Anna embarks on a dangerous crusade to track down Toby and find Elly's killer.
But nothing is as it seems and Anna opens a can of worms that throws into question even her own husband's suicide - before the threads of the mystery converge in an astonishing conclusion.

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Got the wrong book

I thought I was buying The girl on the Train. I saw the movie and I really
Inked it. Don't make the same mistake. This book starts slow and never gains momentum. The characters are not fully developed and are unappealing.
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- mocha teddy

Adequate Performance; Utterly Ridiculous Ending

I had been recommended this book and it was on my to-read list for the last year, but I found the (audio)book sorely disappointing: the narration was fairly flat (it is particularly dreadful when the story becomes more stylized and dramatic), and the ending is utterly unbelievable. I actually laughed out loud near the end, which is probably not the intention of the author.

The main character came across as judgmental and frankly, unpleasant -- as are most of the other characters. Worse, the author seems to be harshly critical of women and their bodies; in fact, the language to describe the bodies of larger women made me cringe. It was almost hateful.

The written prose is probably on the level of any Dan Brown novel (take that as you will). I would consider it a passable diversion, but will not be recommending it to any of my friends.
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- Karen W. Lam "Vancouver-based filmmaker. Crazy cat lady who falls down a lot of rabbit holes."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2015
  • Publisher: Author's Republic