The Girl On The Train And The Good Girl Essay examples

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“The Girl on the Train” and “The Good Girl” are both novels which fall under the psychological thriller genre. The Girl on the Train recounts the tale of Rachel Watson’s life after her divorce, and her interaction with the current wife of her former spouse. The Silent Wife, on the other hand, documents the relationship struggle and its consequences of Todd Gilbert and Jodie Brett. Both the novel have differing plot but gives us the similar feeling of suspense and anxiety while reading them. In this review I will begin by writing two mini-reviews, about The Girl on the Train and The Silent Wife. I will sum up stories of both the books, discuss the writer, and analyze their structure. Paula Hawkins was born in 1972, to a British couple in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe). She later moved to London and completed her undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Keble College, University of Oxford. She has written three novels till date named The Money Goddess, Confessions of a Reluctant Recessionista and The Girl on the Train. In 2014, Hawkins wrote The Girl on the train, a psychological thriller that revolves around violence, alcohol, and substance abuse. The Girl on the Train is told from the first person narrative of three women named Rachel, Megan, and Anna. Rachel is a divorcee who has drinking problems and has been left by her husband Tom. Anna is the current spouse of Tom, and Megan is the caretaker of Anna’s child. This structure helps in…

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