The Other People by C.J. Tudor
Format: eBook (eARC)
Source: Publishers via NetGalley
Publisher: Penguin UK, Michael Joseph
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Publication Date: 23rd January 2020
“She sleeps, a pale girl in a white room . . .
Driving home one night, stuck behind a rusty old car, Gabe sees a little girl’s face appear in the rear window.
She mouths one word: ‘Daddy.’
It’s his five-year-old daughter, Izzy.
He never sees her again.
Three years later, Gabe spends his days and nights travelling up and down the motorway, searching for the car that took his daughter, refusing to give up hope, even though most people believe that Izzy is dead.
Fran and her daughter, Alice, also put in a lot of miles on the motorway. Not searching. But running. Trying to keep one step ahead of the people who want to hurt them.
Because Fran knows the truth. She knows what really happened to Gabe’s daughter. She knows who is responsible. And she knows what they will do if they ever catch up with her and Alice . . .”
My Thoughts & Review
I was lucky enough to be able to the read the opening chapters of this book beforehand I knew I had to read the book no matter what. I was prepared to do anything to get my hands on this book, and lucky enough I was able to get my hands on this beauty through NetGalley.
The story unfolds through three main characters Gabe, Fran and Katie. Gabe’s wife and daughter were murdered 3 years before but Gabe is convinced his daughter is still alive and we follow him on his search to find her and to prove he hasn’t crazy. Fran is on the run from something or someone and then we have Katie, who works at a service station and frequently see’s Gabe come and go. I can’t say to much more about the plot, but what I can say is that this felt very original and I thought the pacing just right for me.
I have to admit at the start I was a little confused as to what was happening, and think this was because of the changing timeline to past and present, but as the plot unfold everything cleverly started to make sense.
The Other People is a cleverly written book that had me gripped from start to end. I was hooked by the engaging and captivating story that kept me at the edge of my seat. and couldn’t stop reading till I got to the end.
This was a great engaging and captivating story that kept me at the edge of my seat, and if you’ve read and enjoyed her previous two books I think you will love this one too. I can’t wait to see what C.J.Tudor has in store for us next.
I can’t wait to add the physical copy to my other two books which share a space on my Stephen King book collection.
I would like thank the publishers Penguin UK, Michael Josephand NetGalley for my eARC in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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