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Platform Seven - Louise Doughty

Platform Seven - Louise Doughty

Title: Platform Seven

Author:  Louise Doughty

ISBN:  9780571321940

Weight:  990 g

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Platform Seven by Louise Doughty

The new novel from Sunday Times bestselling author Louise Doughty

Platform Seven at 4am: Peterborough Railway Station is deserted.  The man crossing the covered walkway on this freezing November morning is confident he’s 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 eighteen 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.

Peer & Press Reviews

Malign presences stalk this tale and the Apple Tree Yard author goes on to unravel a scarily plausible story of emotional abuse and coercive control…  Platform Seven manages to be both rooted in the horror of human evil… and tinged with supernatural terrors.


One of Doughty’s successes in this novel is examining characters with ostensibly quite ordinary existences and imbuing their lives with complexity and yearning.  She is also thoughtful in exploring difficult subjects such as emotional abuse, suicide and grief.  Although Platform Seven covers bleak territory, this is a hopeful novel.


Yes, there’s a mystery and characters who aren’t what they seem, a cast of people (including the wonderful Dalmar) struggling with demons and explorations of destructive relationships but also it’s a tale of love and redemption told with careful, incisive writing in a genre that’s totally unexpected.  The perfect thriller that’ll grab your attention and keep it there with twists, turns and revelations.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Platform Seven
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel Award 2020 – longlist
Book Stats
Publisher Faber & Faber
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9780571321940
ISBN 10 0571321941
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 424
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 162 x 40mm
Packed weight 1.022kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Nathalie Weatherald
Jacket design Faber
Jacket image plainpicture / David Carreno Hansen

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