Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
WhooooWeeee, this book was intense. I found myself literally holding my breath at times. People have been comparing it to Gone Girl, which is the reason I actually wanted to read it. I have to say I understand where people are coming from, it had the same psychological thriller feel as Gone Girl, but I liked this book so much more. I love books that keep you guessing from beginning to end and this book did that for me. I recommend this book to anyone who likes psychological thrillers- I think you’ll be satisfied. There’s also a movie being made starring Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux. I cannot wait to see it!