Woah. This was a solid, psychological thriller! It keeps you on the edge of your seat the entire time, it was so suspenseful! Just when you think you know what is going to happen, Paula Hawkins throws you this curveball that messes with your perception of the information you have gathered so far.
We hear the story from three different perspectives: Rachel, the alcoholic ex-wife; Anna, the former mistress and now-wife; and Megan, the missing woman who lies a lot. Between these three women, it is hard to know whom to trust. There were hidden memories, that you find out about overtime, that lend light to the story. Things become more and more sinister, until finally, you are left with a chilling finale.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. It has been compared a lot to Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, which I can see. However, I was not a fan of Gone Girl, so I wasn’t quite sure if this would be a book I liked. Let me just say—I loved this book! There were times I was sure I knew what would happen next, and then Hawkins throws in a cliffhanger at the end of practically every chapter. So then, of course, I had to read the next chapter! There were several moments of “WTH” and gasping in horror. If you like psychological thrillers, or liked Gone Girl, you will love this book.