I received a copy through goodreads firsts. The girl on the train is a thrilling read. The beginning is a little slow but it does pick up and when it picks up you will not want to put it down right until the last few pages. You can't guess the ending until your at it and there's no long slow ending after the conclusion which I thought was a good touch. I think anyone who likes a good thriller should pick it up. When I looked at the girl on the train I read that it was being compared to gone girl. I personally wouldn't compare it to gone girl other then the fact that there is a missing woman. It does have the intensity of gone girl and I'm sure fans of gone girl would like it. I really did. If your looking at it, read it. It's a really good book.