The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins
While I love a good mystery, I don't normally go out of my way to buy them and then read them. As a kid, I loved my mother's Mary Higgins Clark books (my favorite was All Around the Town). I saw this book in a bookstore and thought it sounded interesting, so I picked it up for a long flight home for the holidays and read the whole thing on the flight.
I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would! The suspense mechanic is clever. Rachel, the protagonist, suffers from depression and potentially other mental disorders. Then, a murder. She's a suspect, but she doesn't remember anything. Did she do it? If so, why? What had she done? And if she didn't do it, who did?
It is a book that's target market is adult woment, and there is plenty of the emotional drama that one would expect from books targeting that demographic. But really? It worked out really well.
My advice: don't think too hard about it, just read along and enjoy the suspense.