The WBW Book Club is designed to deepen your connection with other WBW around a book! No book club or author's questions here. We are interested in what the book made you feel and think. So even if you do not like the book, a rousing discussion is guaranteed!
All you need to do is read the book, be ready to share your thoughts and enjoy the company of great women. Bring a snack to share! And bring a suggestion of a book you think others might enjoy - you never know - we may pick your selection for the next month!
NOTE: number RSVP's limited due to seating space at hostess's home.
Book: The Girlon the Train - A Novel
Author: Paul Hawkins
About the Book:
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