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From the bestselling author of Apple Tree Yard comes a gripping, brilliant, original and eerily-timely novel. Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted. The man crossing the covered walkway on the freezing November morning is confident he is alone. As he sits on the metal bench at the far end of the platform it is clear his choice is strategic – he’s as far away from the night staff as he can get.
What the man doesn’t realise is that he has company. Lisa Evans knows what he has decided. She knows what he is about to do as she tries and fails to stop him walking to the platform edge.
Two deaths on Platform Seven. Two fatalities in 18 months – surely they’re connected? No one is more desperate to understand what connects them than Lisa Evans herself. After all, she was the first of the two to die.
Platform Seven is a novel about a woman who is trapped – by expectation, fear, self-doubt, anxiety and general lack of self esteem – to such a degree that she finds herself physically restricted both in life and after it. It’s not quite like anything you’ve read before, and once again Louise Doughty leaves you reaching for the ending right to the final paragraph.
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