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The Girl on the Platform

(2021)
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Berlin, 1939: The inspiring true story of Libby Schulze-Boysen, a German girl who refused to back down to the Nazis. In the face of evil, she vowed to live by the truth––or die by it.

“Be brave. Don’t run. Fight.” With her eyes tightly shut, tears rolling from under her dark lashes, she felt his lips gently touch her burning cheek. The train on the platform whistled, and he disappeared into the steam.

Libby moves to Berlin to start a new life––as far away as possible from her family and their alliance with the Nazis. But in the city, there’s no escape from Hitler’s brutal regime. And when Libby’s friend vanishes into thin air, she decides she cannot stand back and do nothing…

After Libby makes connections with fellow anti-Nazis, she’s introduced to Harro. Instantly, she knows there’s a story behind his cornflower-blue eyes. The whip marks on his back, scars from the SS, tell his secret: he is a resistance fighter.

Harro draws Libby into the world of the resistance, and as they fall in love, their life grows increasingly dangerous. Becoming a double agent, Libby infiltrates the Ministry of Propaganda. By day, they smuggle classified documents. By night, they hold clandestine meetings by candlelight and plot Hitler’s downfall.

But in the frostbitten winter of 1942, Libby fears that the Gestapo is stalking them––their every move watched, their phone calls recorded. And one day, Harro simply disappears. Will they ever be reunited? Or will everything they’ve risked their lives for be in vain?

Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Alice Network and The Lilac Girls will be utterly gripped by this heartbreaking page-turner. Based on a true story, this beautiful novel shows that even when our freedom is stolen, we still have a choice…

Readers love The Girl on the Platform:

Wow! I finished this with a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat––it was so very movingStunning.” Nicki’s Book Blog, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“I absolutely adored this book! I could not put it down, probably the fastest I have ever read a bookPerfect

An emotional read that I absolutely adored!Top marks.” NetGalley Reviewer,

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Phew! This book grabs you by the collarI loved it!Brilliant.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book was breathtaking, truly a masterpiece of historical fiction… One of the best books I have read this year. It was so inspirational and so heartbreaking that at times I actually just had to stop reading and hold the book to my chest in an almost-hug, just to take a moment. Will stay in my heart for a long time to come.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Will tug on all your heartstrings!!” @hadassah.s

Incredible… An astonishing story… Amazing... Heartbreaking… One that needed to be told and one that will not soon be forgotten.” Robin Loves Reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Historical

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October 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a true story, a totally heartbreaking, epic and gripping World War 2 page-turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
ISBN: 1-80019-869-8 / 978-1-80019-869-2
Publisher: Bookouture
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October 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a True Story, a Totally Heartbreaking, Epic and Gripping World War 2 Page-Turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   


October 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a True Story, a Totally Heartbreaking, Epic and Gripping World War 2 Page-Turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a True Story, a Totally Heartbreaking, Epic and Gripping World War 2 Page-Turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a True Story, a Totally Heartbreaking, Epic and Gripping World War 2 Page-Turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
Availability: Amazon UK   


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October 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl on the Platform: Based on a true story, a totally heartbreaking, epic and gripping World War 2 page-turner
Author(s): Ellie Midwood
Publisher: Bookouture
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU