The Girl on the Train
Riverhead Books, 2015. 323 pgs. Fiction
Rachel takes the same train into London each morning, and as she stares out the window she looks forward to seeing "Jason and Jess" - a couple whose actual names she doesn't know, but who she frequently sees breakfasting on their deck. She has begun to daydream about the ideal lives they must lead, until one day when she sees something shocking. Unable to let the matter rest, Rachel tells the police what she knows, and unwittingly embroils herself into a chilling mystery.
Part character study and part murder mystery, this has been frequently compared to Gone Girl for its dark tone and thrilling pace. Though it starts slow, readers will want to stick with it to see how it all ends.