Rachel is an alcoholic who still goes through the paces of her former life when she had a career, taking the train into London each morning and after a day of drinking and wandering about she returns to her temporary home with a reluctant old friend. She has become fixated on a particular house and the young beautiful couple who live there. The house is located at a spot on the rail line where the train slows to a crawl so Rachel has time to study them. She knows the neighborhood but not the couple. Then one day something is off. It isn't how it should be and when a few days later the woman goes missing, Rachel gets distressed because she feels like she knows something, has observed something that could be important to the police. From there on, Rachel struggles to remember, taking turns at sobriety and increased drunkenness reaching into her inebriated abyss and one by one retrieving fragments of her story for as the plot progresses it becomes obvious that the story is also Rachel's story.
This was made into a movie which I have not seen. The book is not nearly as violent as the film trailer makes it seem.
Publisher: Riverhead Books Penguin Random House LLC
Soft cover 323 pages
Condition is excellent once read. Non smoking home. No tears, dog ears, marks or loose pages. Spine tight.
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