Book Beginnings On Fridays (The Girl On the Train)
Book Beginnings on Fridays is hosted by Rose City Reader and as she says the idea of this memeis
for you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book
you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the
sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the
opener inspires. Please remember to include the title
of the book and the author's name. There's a linky list on
the website and you can use #BookBeginnings on Twitter.
My book beginning is The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins. It's published in January 2015 and I'm reading a book proof from Transworld Publishers. There's a lot of hype surrounding this book and I have to say so far it's living up to it.
There is a pile of clothing on the side of the train tracks. Light-blue cloth - a shirt, perhaps - jumbled up with something dirty white. It's probably rubbish, part of a load fly-tipped into the scrubby little wood up the bank. It could have been left behind by the engineers who work this part of the track, they're here often enough. Or it could be something else.
To everyone else in
this carriage I must look normal; I’m doing exactly what they do:
commuting to work, making appointments, ticking things off lists.
Just goes to show.
takes the same commuter train every morning and every evening. Every
day she passes the same Victorian terraces, stops at the same signal,
and sees the same couple, breakfasting on their roof terrace. Jason and
Jess seem so happy together.
Then one day Rachel sees something
she shouldn't have seen, and soon after, Jess disappears. Suddenly
Rachel is chasing the truth and unable to trust anyone. Not even
Tense, taut, twisty and surprising . . . The Girl on the Train creeps right under your skin and stays there