My issues were with Rachel, one of the main characters. I had such a hard time reading about her self destructive manner of living. In the end, I was glad I persevered. I did like this one, mostly. I did not like all the characters, but I could tolerate what I needed to. In my opinion, Paula Hawkins' writing was responsible for my returning over and over to the story. Is it a gifted writer that causes you to go back time and again to a book that you don't think you like?
I think it best if the reader doesn't know much about this book beforehand. Here's only a little bit. It's about a woman on a train, Rachel, who looks out the window as she rides and considers and fantasizes about the people she sees. She has a favorite area to watch and a favorite couple. She imagines their life and gives them names, Jess and Jason. She thinks that they must be so happy. And then the woman goes missing and everything changes. Rachel can't remember exactly what she's seen because she spends most of her time inebriated. Nevertheless, she inserts herself into the investigation of the missing woman and finds herself in the middle of something she really didn't expect.
And that's all I'll say. I'll leave you with a notable quote by one of the many characters:
I'm a good liar.