The Girl on the Train

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The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins
Genre: Crime, Adult fiction

RATING: ★★★★✩

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I was seriously surprised by how much I enjoyed this! As someone who doesn’t often explore the crime/thriller genre, I was unsure whether it would claim and maintain my interest (and indeed it did!) In all honesty, the main reason I finally got around to reading it was because it was advertised when I went to see Me Before You and the trailer had me hooked. The story is essentially about discovering what happened to Megan, who goes missing at the beginning of the book. The truth is slowly unwoven and revealed through the course of the novel. A very engaging read that I would recommend – hands down.

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Career of Evil

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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike #3)Robert Galbraith
Genre: Crime

RATING: ★★✩✩✩

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I am so disappointed that I didn’t enjoy this more because it obviously gained a good reception from everyone else who’s read it with its staggering average of 4.22 stars on Goodreads. I support J.K Rowling so much and there wasn’t anything I found inherently bad about the novel nor were there any major problems that arose but I just knew that I couldn’t justify rating it any higher than 2 stars. There are some positives though (which I’ll discuss) but, all in all, a rather dissatisfying novel for me.

Career of Evil is the third installment in the Cormoran Strike crime series that is written by J.K Rowling, under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. The general jist of the series is that we have a private detective, Cormoran Strike, and his assistant, Robin, who work together in solving crimes with the particular focus of this novel on a case that started with Robin being a sent a severed leg at the office. Strike has an idea of three men who he thinks could be behind it, all with their different reasons to want to cause him trouble: Whittaker, Laing and Brockbank. Slowly (and I mean slowly), Strike and Robin discover more about each of them and their alibis as the case becomes progressively more complicated and elaborate.

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