Last summer, I (like the rest of the world!) read and loved The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I’m all for books that are psychological thrillers – they’re suspenseful and dramatic, and they make you think and try to figure out what is really going on. I thought The Girl on the Train did this perfectly – I was on the edge of my seat near the end of the book, turning the page as quickly as I could so that I could find out who the killer was.
This summer, Hawkins came out with a new thriller, Into the Water. I still really enjoyed it, but not as much as The Girl on the Train. Both books largely follow the same format – there is a lot of jumping back and forth between characters, which worked for The Girl on the Train because there were fewer characters, but was more difficult to follow in Into the Water. I also thought the twist ending was much more satisfying in The Girl on the Train. But both are really fun, quick reads – perfect for the end of summer.
And if you love The Girl on the Train as much as I do, you can also watch the movie made based on it, starring Emily Blunt. I don’t think it quite lives up to the book, but I’ve never seen a movie adaptation of a book that did!