The Girl on the Platform – ARC Book Review

The Girl on the Platform: A gripping and twisty psychological thriller for 2021 by [Bryony Pearce]

A missing child. A single witness.

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?

No. of pages:- 393 pages

Date published:- will be published on 15th April 2021

Publisher:- Avon

Genre:- Psychological Thriller

On the way home from work, travelling by train, Bridget witnesses a kidnapping right in the platform of a train station. But the only problem was, she was the only one in the train who had witnessed the abduction scene and all the other passengers deny seeing the abduction. Was Bridget hallucinating? Maybe, as she was taking antidepressants. But Bridget believed that she didn’t hallucinate the scene and soon gets herself involved in finding more about the kidnapping, which involves ruining her relationship with her husband Tom and her own mother questions if Bridget was a good mother to her child Grace…

This was surprisingly a good fast paced thriller! An unusual plot with an unreliable narrator that makes the story more interesting. The writing was good and I was hooked into the story till the end! I felt rooting to the main character, Bridget even though she was an unreliable character. The ending to me was intense, gripping and unexpected that I was hooked into the ending! It was good!

Overall, this was a good fast paced thriller with twists and turns that will keep you up all night–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Avon for granting me this ARC! The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Bryony Pearce

Bryony Pearce writes dark thrillers, both for young people and adults. Her Young Adult novels include, among others, award-winners Angel’s Fury, the Phoenix duology and Savage Island.
Her adult thrillers are published by Avon books.
Bryony also writes science fiction short stories for anthologies, published by Newcon Press.
Bryony lives in a forest with her husband, two children (a girl and boy) and cat. She loves chocolate, wine and books.
Before becoming a writer and a mother she went to Cambridge university, then worked in the Market Research sector in London.
She visits schools, festivals and events and loves it if people come and say hello … particularly if they have enjoyed her work.

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