Book Review – The Girl on the Train and Crooked House
Do you love a good psychological thriller? Do you enjoying playing detective and trying to figure out who did it? Following the game of cat and mouse that leads to the unmasking of the villain? If so, here are two books which I read recently and couldn’t put down! The Girl on the Train is […]
Do you love a good psychological thriller? Do you enjoying playing detective and trying to figure out who did it? Following the game of cat and mouse that leads to the unmasking of the villain? If so, here are two books which I read recently and couldn’t put down!
The Girl on the Train is the first thriller written by Paula Hawkins and it is an impressive debut. As the title suggests the plot centres around Rachel who spends a lot of time travelling by train. She commutes to and from work in London, spending two hours each day travelling. On her journey she stares at the houses passing by and daydreams about the lives of their inhabitants. When Megan, one of those inhabitants disappears, Rachel finds herself playing a central part in the investigation into her disappearance. Rachel’s relationships are tested and her motives come under scrutiny as the investigation progresses and culminates in a shocking revelation. This is a tense and fast-paced thriller which will keep you guessing to the very end.
Crooked House is the first book I have read by Christobel Kent. It was an excellent introduction which would entice me to read more by this author. Alison survived a family tragedy when she was thirteen years old and has not returned to her home town since. Thirteen years later she reluctantly agrees to return for a wedding. Her misgivings seem well-founded when she discovers some unsettling facts as she delves into the mystery of her past. She soon realizes that the version of events she was given thirteen years ago does not stand up to close scrutiny. Her search for the truth reveals something far more sinister that she could ever have imagined. This is a fantastic read with a shocking twist in the tail.
Both these thrillers are available from Fingal Libraries. If you are looking for more ideas on what to read next Dead Good Books is a website devoted specifically to thrillers which should provide inspiration for future reading.
By Martina O’Malley
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