UC Book Club Pick!

Posted on Jul 31 2017 - 3:36pm by Marjoriet Matute

Urban Classy Announces The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins as the Latest UC Book Club Selection

“The Girl On The Train”
Written by Paula Hawkins
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. 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.UNTIL TODAY
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 goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
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Book Club Rules: 
Ladies, I’m excited to share my love for books with all of you. By joining this group, you have promised to make time for yourself, read the selected book, escape our reality and occasionally drink wine.
The rules are to be respectful, listen to everyone’s opinions and enjoy the company of like-minded phenomenal women.
Feel free to suggest books, wine and invite friends to join us.Download the Goodreads app and join the Urban Classy Readers Group. There we will be able to interact and share our thoughts about the book. Make sure to introduce yourself and find all the social media sharing info.The group is currently Public. If you feel our group should stay small, please let me know immediately so I can close it.If you already read the book, feel free to join the conversation
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If you don’t want to participate, that’s okay. You can sit this one out and join us next month.I look forward to hearing all your thoughts about this book and meet all the interesting characters. I’ll be honest, the trailer below sold me. Once we finish the book, we can set a day to watch the movie and compare notes. Until then, get your book and get started!
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Amazon.com Review

Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a veteran’s finesse. The “girl on the train” is Rachel, who commutes into London and back each day, rolling past the backyard of a happy-looking couple she names Jess and Jason. Then one day Rachel sees “Jess” kissing another man. The day after that, Jess goes missing. The story is told from three character’s not-to-be-trusted perspectives: Rachel, who mourns the loss of her former life with the help of canned gin and tonics; Megan (aka Jess); and Anna, Rachel’s ex-husband’s wife, who happens to be Jess/Megan’s neighbor. Rachel’s voyeuristic yearning for the seemingly idyllic life of Jess and Jason lures her closer and closer to the investigation into Jess/Megan’s disappearance, and closer to a deeper understanding of who she really is. And who she isn’t. This is a book to be devoured. -Neal Thompson

–This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review

The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . The Girl on the Train is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership too. . . . The Girl on the Train is full of back-stabbing, none of it literal.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The Girl on the Train marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You’ll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today

“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages. . . . The welcome echoes ofRear Window throughout the story and its propulsive narrative make The Girl on the Train an absorbing read.”—The Boston Globe

“[The Girl on the Train] pulls off a thriller’s toughest trick: carefully assembling everything we think we know, until it reveals the one thing we didn’t see coming.”—Entertainment Weekly

Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller. . . . Hawkins’s debut ends with a twist that no one—least of all its victims—could have seen coming.”—People

Spoiler: 

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Don’t miss Paula Hawkins’ new novel, Into the Water, coming May 2017.

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