I picked this up when I read the comparisons with Gone Girl and all the praising reviews I read over at goodreads. While it was a fast paced, suspense story, I wasn't left feeling that dread, that gutted feeling like I did after my Gone Girl reading. I wouldn't have compared the two myself, if the comparison wasn't there in the first place.. But if you, like me, love Flynn's twisted mind, you won't love this one. But you will enjoy it. Like I did.
(I will mark spoilers,don't worry)
You have three women who narrate the story in different timelines. At some point the narratives connect and the story ends. What's the story? It was the story of Rachel, who is trying to cope with her drinking problem, her divorce and her empty life in general. Rachel takes the train every day for work even though she was fired. She doesn't want her roommate to know that. On her way,she passes the house she used to live with her husband. A couple of houses next to hers, there is a couple, who in her head have the perfect marriage. Of course, things are never what they seem...
The writing/The Characters
I enjoyed the shifting between the narratives, as it was flawlessly done and it kept the quick pace. The characters were truly horrible. I wasn't rooting for any of them and I had little sympathy for one of them specifically. Also, they didn't feel very multi-dimensional to me. More about that on the next section marked with the spoiler tag.
My thoughts SPOILERS!(show spoiler)
I enjoyed reading this, I really did.. But it wasn't as twisted as I expected.