I received an E-ARC copy of ‘The People on Platform 5’ by Clare Pooley through NetGalley from Transworld Digital, in return for my honest review. Thank you to the publisher for my copy. The expected publishing date is 26.05.22.
This book follows Iona, who works at a magazine writing an advice column. She travels on the same train with her dog Lulu every day on her commute and even has her own spot.
Iona knows the unwritten rule is not to speak to strangers on the train, but when a man starts to choke this rule is broken.
From this moment Iona starts to speak to more and more of the regular commuters, which develops into something none of them would have expected.
How will the commuters’ opinions of each other change? What will develop between them?
This book is amazing not only is it heart-warming, but it shows you not to judge people before getting to know them.
The unexpected bond that develops between the people is lovely to read, and the way each chapter goes between the characters is great as you get to see from everyone’s point of view.
I did find it funny some of the nicknames they had for each other when they were all strangers, as I know that is something I would be likely to do too.
Overall, a heart-warming story about friendship and not judging before you really know someone.