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The Girl on the Platform by Bryony Pearce – ARC Review

My Rating ~ Four stars

RELEASE DATE: 15 April 2021

Publisher: Avon Books

Format: E-ARC

Source:  NetGalley

 

Blurb

The train doesn’t slow. We aren’t stopping. We are going to burn past, leaving her behind in a swirl of leaves and dust. I blink. And men are there, two of them. They lift the squirming girl to her feet, haul her towards the van… and then we are past.

I am the girl on the platform.
When new mother Bridget catches her train home from London, she witnesses something terrible: a young girl is taken from the platform, right before her eyes. 
No one knows where I am.
But no one is reported missing and with Bridget the only witness, she is written off as an attention seeker. Nobody believes her – not even her own husband.
Can you find me? 
But Bridget knows what she saw, and becomes consumed with finding the little girl. Only she can save the child’s life… but could delving into the mystery cost Bridget her own?

 

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Review

Thankyou to Avon Books for providing me with a copy of The Girl on the Platform, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Bridget is exhausted, working long hours while her husband is at home with their baby. When she witnesses a child being kidnapped from a station, when she’s rushing past on the train, she’s desperate for her to be found. But the police don’t believe her. They think she fell asleep on the train and dreamed the whole thing. Even her husband wants her to let it go, but what if that little girl was her baby? And now she’s the only one who believes she’s missing.

The Girl on the Platform was a frantic, gripping thriller that I couldn’t put down.  I was exhausted on behalf of Bridget, dealing with post natal depression, anxiety and an overbearing mother. The author did a wonderful Jon of hilighting the difficulties of both sides of parenting – for ones working away from home and ones staying home with the child. Although a few twists were fairly easy to guess, there were more reveals at the end that had me reeling.

I’d definitely recommend this one for thriller lovers!

 

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