Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Spoiler Alert: While no major reveals are made in this post, some content may be considered spoilers. If you have yet to read The Girl on the Train, proceed with caution.

As a new comer to the psychological thriller genre, I found myself absolutely engrossed in The Girl on the Train, a book that made me ask myself on more than one occasion, “How have I spent the 25 years I’ve known how to read NOT reading this genre?!”

Paula Hawkins’s twisting, fast-paced story and uncomfortably complex characters captured my attention from page one and kept me engaged on the the edge of my seat throughout the rest of the high speed ride. To quote a review from the Minneapolis Star Tribune: “The novel gets harder and harder to put down as the story screeches toward its unexpected ending.” Continue reading Book Review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

New Season, New Missing Person Case: Up and Vanished Season 2 Trailer Drops

She’s gonna turn back up. She’s gonna come back. She just went on one of these journeys. Maybe she’s in a cult somewhere, and she’s just fallen off the face of the earth and doesn’t want anybody to find her.         

Up and Vanished, Season Two trailer

 

The Up And Vanished podcast released its mysterious season two trailer last week, and it’s giving me a serious case of goosebumps, ya’ll!

While the trailer doesn’t reveal which case Up and Vanished is investigating or name the mentioned missing person, here’s what we do know:

A woman is missing.
The case is unsolved.
Some guy supposedly saw her walking alone into the forest.
A man ponders if she ran off to join a cult.
The town seems wary of strangers asking questions.
And the whole thing is just “really, really strange.”

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Fellow true crime fanatics probably know all about Up and Vanished, Payne Lindsey, and his grandma’s famous cowboy cookies. For those who don’t, I got you. Continue reading New Season, New Missing Person Case: Up and Vanished Season 2 Trailer Drops