THE gripping thriller Girl on the Train took the audience down a sinister path of twists and turns and kept us all on the edge of our seats.

Based on the novel by Paula Hawkins the dark plot tells the story of Rachel Watson, played by Samantha Womack who has fallen into a life of drinking, longing for different life and a baby of her own.

The play tells the story of her unhealthy obsession with her ex-husband and his new family and a couple whose house she sees on her daily train journeys to nowhere.

When the woman goes missing, Rachel sees something no one else does and relationships start to unravel to a dramatic and tragic ending.

Samantha Womack portrayed her lead part perfectly, capturing Rachel's desperate hope for belonging and sense of loneliness.

She wins the empathy of the audience as we look in on her life and see what she once was.

As the story progressed the theatre was stunned to silence as revelations from the investigation emerge and more twists and turns in the story are uncovered.

In a final moment at the end of the play when momentum climaxed, lights and loud sound effects made you feel you were in the exact situation along side the characters, taking the crowds breath away.

The way in which director Anthony Banks used figments of Rachel's imagination and brought them to life on stage in the middle of scenes was very clever and felt uncomfortably eery at the same time. The set of the train window which Rachel stared out of was also done very well with effective lights and sounds.

The Girl on the Train really did have the theatre gripped and no one could have guessed the dramatic ending.

Watch The Girl on the Train at Bath Theatre Royal from April 8-13.