Lexi Donovan has risen from teenage orphan of the streets to complete independence with little help along the way. When a pervert threatens her friend, she sends an anonymous message to police, leading to a firefight that leaves a cop wounded.
Detective Ethan McAllister’s well-ordered life turned upside down the day an obscure text message led to a sexual predator’s identity and arrest. Since then, Callouston PD’s finest can’t trace the elusive hacker. The latest tip leads him to a brutal mutilation and a riddle indicating the identity of the next murder victim.
The dark net houses a playground for the morally depleted and criminally insane. When Lexi discovers the killer’s digital betting arena, she finds herself centered in a cyber stalker’s crosshairs, a psychopath bearing equal talent.
Street life strengthened Lexi while toughening her protective shell, but nothing could shield her from the shrewd detective forging a path to her heart.
Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic who shares an apartment with her friend Cathy (Laura Prepon) and spends her days commuting aimlessly on a train after losing her job. From the train she observes the activities of her former husband, Tom Watson (Justin Theroux), his new wife, Anna Watson (Rebecca Ferguson), and a couple who live nearby, Scott (Luke Evans) and Megan Hipwell (Haley Bennett), whom she sees as the ideal couple.
During her marriage, having failed to become pregnant, Rachel became prone to alcohol-induced blackouts during which she engaged in self-destructive and violent behavior, including an occasion where she caused a scene at the home of her husband’s boss and his wife Martha (Lisa Kudrow), leading to Tom being fired. She continues to watch Tom, Anna, and their newborn daughter Evie, causing both Tom and Anna to warn her off. Unknown to her, Megan has been working as a nanny for Anna, but has suddenly resigned without explanation.
During one train journey, Rachel spots Megan kissing a stranger on her balcony and becomes infuriated by what she perceives as Megan ruining her “perfect” marriage. After a drinking binge, Rachel leaves the train to confront Megan, only to black out and awaken hours later at her apartment, injured. Rachel later learns that Megan is missing, and is questioned by Detective Sergeant Riley (Allison Janney), who suspects Rachel might be involved due to her recent erratic behavior and her presence in the neighborhood on the evening of Megan’s disappearance. Rachel suspects a fellow-passenger (Darren Goldstein) of following her off the train and sees him in flashbacks to that evening but cannot piece her memories together.
Hearing that Scott is asking the public to help him find his wife, Rachel goes to see him, pretending to be a friend of Megan’s, and tells him about Megan’s affair. From a photograph, she identifies Dr Kamal Abdic (Édgar Ramírez), Megan’s psychiatrist, as the man on the balcony. It gradually becomes apparent that Scott is aggressive and controlling, while Megan is prone to dishonesty and sex addiction, fears becoming pregnant, and has frequent therapy sessions with Abdic. In one of her last sessions, she tells him that she had a baby girl when in her teens, whom she accidentally drowned in the bath.
Believing Abdic to be the key to Megan’s disappearance, Rachel schedules an appointment with him, revealing the history of her marriage and alcoholism. Later, at a bar, she recognizes the man who followed her from the train, and confronts him. He claims to have found Rachel lying in a tunnel on his route home; he tried to help her up, but she rejected his help. Rachel returns to the tunnel and recalls seeing Megan shouting at her before she was injured.
Meanwhile, Anna becomes suspicious of Tom after Sgt. Riley suggests that he is encouraging Rachel’s behavior by keeping in touch with her. Anna attempts to hack into Tom’s computer, and in the process she finds a secret phone with several voice messages to another woman Tom is having an affair with.
Megan is found dead and forensics determine she was pregnant, but the child was neither Scott’s nor Abdic’s. Scott confronts Rachel, in the process revealing that he assaulted Megan prior to her death. Rachel sees Martha on the train and apologizes for her previous behavior, but her memory of the occasion does not match Martha’s version; Martha tells her that Tom was fired for having sexual relations with co-workers. Rachel realizes that Tom planted false memories in her head on several occasions following a drinking binge.
I will leave the rest to you to watch.
(Found this on Wikipedia: The Girl On The Train).
Overall the film was good, but from my point of view after reading the book I feel parts were missed out. One big thing was I realised that the whole film has been based in America just outside of NewYork, where as the book is based in London England. When Rachel travels on the train in the film she spends her day in Grand central station all where as in the book she travels to London to a Library to spend her day before going back home to her friend.
The actors were amazing and I felt they recreated the characters from the book remarkably. There were parts missing in the film that happened in the book, but they managed to twist and change some of the scenes, for example, when Scott and Rachel fight it is meant to happen in his house, he really fights with her and makes her terrified to the point she throws up and gets locked in a spare room. In the film he travels to Rachel’s house and confronts her there, with a heated argument, the closest he comes to touching her is by covering her mouth and backing her up against the wall.
I don’t feel the film really went into details about Megan’s past life with her baby “Libby”, which she had when she was 17 with her ex boyfriend.
The ending was a little different but overall got the message across about what really happened. I enjoyed the whole film overall. However I really do recommend that you all read the book, there is so much more to learn about the characters and the story line in general.
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Helllllo readers, today’s post is a little different because I’m not doing a book tag but instead I wanted to talk about my most recent reading-slump. Before I get into it I just wanted to make a note that despite the slump I’ve still being reading and reviewing as you will have probably seen – […]
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In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her – unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.
Hello everyone this is the last book in the series, I wasn’t going to review it originally but when I read the end I felt I had to. Overall with this book I was not happy with it. I have been a fan of the series but once I read to about the 6/7 book I started to lose interest. I have been reading this series since I was about 13/14 I would say and now I am 21 on the weekend and I have only just completed the series. I think that maybe I was more interested when I was younger because it was the most exciting fantasy book I had read along with Twilight, however as I have grown and read a lot of other books I have come to realise that this book was not to the standards of the previous books in the series.
The series I feel has carried on for way too long, it came to the point where I left this book on the side for months sometimes because there was other books that were more interesting.
Like I said I did like the series until half way through, but I felt I had to carry on reading because I needed to see if the group or “nerd herd” defeated Neferet in the end or not. But since finishing this book I found that the book was so anticlimactic, most of the books spent ages again discussing the characters which could have taken a couple pages, and then when the fight came at the end it only last a chapter if that! I just wish the fight was more dramatic and that there was more to read of it because it was just so short.
Looking at the series overall I would definitely say now that all the books are out in the series that I would recommend this book to younger readers about 15 as there are some sexual scenes in the first couple books. But for the older reader I think this book is just to simplistic and not that exciting. But like I said previously the first couple books were really interesting, I just think a lot of these books could have been cut out to make it shorter.
I apologise if this hasn’t agreed with your views, there are mixed reviews of this book however from what I have read on comments a lot of older readers are agreeing with me with exactly the same comment sometimes harsher in regards to racism and how the book was worded in certain areas. But everyone has different opinions, this review is only my opinion.
I hope I haven’t put those that love the series off :s as there are still a lot of fans who loved this book. I am just glad I stuck to it and completed the series as I cannot leave a series alone until I have the ending.
I am now looking for more books to read such as , fantasy, fiction and romance. I only have two more books to read and then I need to get back to buying some more.
Thankyou all for taking the time to read this review, don’t forget to follow me on twitter : creechhan and Instagram: hannahbunz, I also have the links to my goodreads bookshelf in the right hand column.
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Hello everyone book update.
I am so happy that I have some time that I can read a little now this is my next book that I want to read. It did come in a series this is the 5th book in the series, the first 3 was about the same two characters and the one before this and this book are about different characters and their lives.
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Hello everybody, thought I would share with you all a book I love at the moment, whilst drinking a glass of whine 😉 The Book that I am reading now is called Entwined With You this is the third book in the Crossfire novels.
I would definitely suggest this to those adults who love excitement, kinky, sex and erotic books then this is the book for you. I read the first two books a while ago and have been waiting for this book for ages right now.
Here is a small glimpse into the book:
From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn’t resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat.
No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I’d been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become.
Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession.
I am absolutely hooked on this book and I am currently half way through the book, I just love how the two characters both have dark secrets which makes it difficult for the couple to expand on their relationship, however in the last book there was a cliffhanger which really tests their relationship…. can they keep it a secret, if not they could ruin what they have for each other.
YOU ALL HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!
If you want a review please comment below or get in contact with me and once I have finished this book and it will definitely be coming to you all.
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Here are the other two books:
Hello everybody, this is a review I did a while back now.
If none of you know who Paige Thomas is, she is the author of a book called Count me in. That book was only a short story on one of the characters in this book.
Now Starstruck is the second book and is a very erotic love story with jealousy and the biggest twist to the ending I have ever seen….. I did not even expect to read it.
I would definitely recommend this book to older readers, I was hooked from the beginning and was asked my the author to read this book a while back and I completed it within a couple days… That is how good this book is.
Here is the link to Paige Thomas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PThomasAuthor She constantly tweets readers views of her book, as well as giving you all short quotes from the book. I would have said the best parts but to be honest the whole book is the best part. 🙂
So that I do not babble on for ages here is a link to my youtube video where I go into detail about the book. 🙂 Hope you all enjoy and I do hope I have convinced you all that if you want an erotic and exciting book to read then this is definitely the book for you, you will not find any better, believe in me.!
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