The Girl on the Platform: Based on a true story, a totally heartbreaking, epic and gripping World War 2 page-turner

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“Amazing… So heart-wrenching. The fact that it is a true story tears at your heartstrings, so reading with a box of Kleenex is a must… Such a phenomenal story… Will continue to resonate in me for a very long time… Wonderful, phenomenal must-read!” PageTurners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“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. 


Berlin, 1939: Libby is determined 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 cannot stand back and do nothing…


And then Libby meets Harro and her world tips upside down as they fall desperately in love. But 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 their life grows increasingly dangerous as they do everything they can to bring about Hitler’s downfall. With each risk they take, Libby is terrified of losing Harro––how will she live without him?


Libby starts to believe that the Gestapo is stalking them––their every move watched, their phone calls recorded. And one day, Harro simply disappears. Her worst nightmare has come true, and she knows that it is just a matter of time before she’s next.


Will they live to see each other once again? Or will everything they’ve risked 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:


I LOVED ITAmazing… An unputdownable, heart-wrenching, absolutely beautifully devastating story.’ Bookwork86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Well, what can I say but wow!!! This story is definitely not going to leave my head anytime soon. Firstly, I must congratulate Ellie Midwood for yet another extraordinary novel that seriously needs to be made into a movie which I assure would be best-selling!!! This book is very powerful and extremely well written. It is devastatingly heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time… It is absolutely rammed with emotions that will make you smile, cry and laugh.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fascinating I found I couldn’t put it down.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“An incredible story… One I will not forget.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“Ellie Midwood has done it again… She has penned an astonishing story…  Heartbreaking.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


“I needed a few days to put together my thoughts for this book. So complex. So beautiful. So tragic.” Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

5 reviews
Shirley McAllister
October 13, 2021
Freedom Fighters In the town of Berlin Germany as the Nazi's rise to power two young people ,Libertas and Harro, meet and fall in love. Libertas is a member of the Nazi party because her Uncle is and she wanted a job at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios. Harro is a journalist friend of Libertas friend Ricco. Harro gets a job at the Air Ministry and works his way up the ranks in the Nazi army. Libertas goes to work for the propaganda ministry as a film reviewer. Between the two of them they have access to important information from the Nazi Army. Although they pose as Nazi's they wish to bring down the Nazi's and restore Germany to freedom. They decide that the Soviet's would be the logical choice since they are fighting against the Nazi's. In the meantime when not interacting with the Soviet agent they are making flyers against the Nazi's and distributing them all around Berlin and the surrounding area. This is the story of their fight for freedom. The story of brave young people Libertas and Harro, Gisela and Ricco, Libertas friend Martin, and her American friend Mildred and her husband Arvid. They fight not with guns and knives, but with words and pictures. The story has some sad parts and the ending is very sad, but they didn't give in to the Nazi party and they kept resisting they only way they knew how. They vowed to fight even though it meant their lives were on the line. It is based on a true story. I would recommend it. Thanks to Ellie Midwood, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read a complimentary copy of the book for my honest review.
Kirsty Whitlock
October 17, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'The Girl In The Platform' by Ellie Midwood. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Ellie Midwood, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 13th October 2021. This is the fifth book I have read by this author. I have previously read 'The Girl Who Escaped Auschwitz', 'The Girl In The Striped Dress', 'The Girl Who Survived' and 'The Violinist Of Aushcwitz' which I also recommend. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful eye catching cover, its intriguing synopsis and title and its extremely talented author. The synopsis stated that 'Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Alice Network and The Lilac Girls will be utterly gripped by this heartbreaking page-turner. ' I am a huge fan of 'The Tattooist Of Aushcwitz' so am looking forward to seeing if this lives up to this statement. I am also a huge fan of Ellie and if this is half as good as' The Girl Who Escaped From Auschwitz', 'The Girl Who Survived', 'the Girl In

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